The Tattooist of Auschwitz

From best-selling novel to TV: Everything we know about the adaptation of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Finding love in the darkest of places

The best-selling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris has been turned into a Stan Original Series, telling the real-life story of holocaust prisoners Lali and Gita Sokolov.

Set in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the holocaust love story is as powerful as it is harrowing and is told through the eyes of Lali (Harvey Keitel), 60 years on.

Here’s everything we know about The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Stan.

Official Synopsis

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of one man, Lali, a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, is deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

Shortly after arrival, Lali is made one of the Tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he meets Gita when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defies the horrors around them. So begins a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki, Lali and Gita become determined to keep each other alive.

Around 60 years later, Lali now in his 80’s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris. Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Stan.

When will The Tattooist of Auschwitz be released and how can you watch it?

The Stan Original Series The Tatooist of Auschwitz will land on the streaming service on May 2, 2024.

Who is in the cast?

Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel plays Lali Sokolov while Jonah Hauer-King also takes on the role of Lali in his younger years. 

Meanwhile, Anna Próchniak portrays Lali’s wife Gita Furman and Melanie Lynskey stars as author Heather Morris, with whom Lali shares his story.

German actor Jonas Nay is also in a lead role, playing the sadistic real-life Waffen-SS prison guard, Stefan Baretzki.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Stan.

Is there a trailer?

On April 11, Stan released a first-look trailer for The Tattooist of Auschwitz. You can see it below.

The Stan Original Series The Tattooist of Auschwitz premieres May 2, only on Stan. 

Want to CHATTR with us? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more entertainment news.