There are certain moments in history that shouldn’t be forgotten. The Holocaust is one of them, and yet, it’s something that is barely taught in schools anymore. That’s why we need shows like The Tattooist of Auschwitz to bring these very real stories to life.
The series itself is based on the book of the same name by Heather Morris. It is inspired by real events, following the story of Lali Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1942. He became one of the prisoners who would tattoo the numbers onto the incoming prisoners, which is where he met Gita.
The two fell in love and made a promise to protect each other from the attempts to execute them. It was a huge risk at the time, but they decided that each other was worth it. The story is told through the eyes of Lali, who found the courage to tell his story 60 years later after recently being widowed.
That story is now being turned into a TV series. It will cover the two timelines: Lali sharing his story with budding author Heather and the past where he and Gita were at Auschwitz.
When will The Tattooist of Auschwitz come to Peacock?
Peacock has the licensing rights to the story in the United States. This six-part series will arrive on Thursday, May 2.
This is a binge-watch release. All six episodes will drop at once, and I think that could be a great idea for this story. It’s going to be a harrowing story for the moments in the past. This is one of those shows that will simply work best to allow people to get through it in their own time, whether they want to break it up or not.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz is coming to Peacock on Thursday, May 2.