The Tattooist of Auschwitz release schedule: Peacock has released all episodes at once

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the latest Holocaust drama on TV. Here's a look at how Peacock is releasing all six episodes of the series.
Jonah Hauer-King as Lali Sokolov seen here walking through Auschwitz with German-born actor Jonas Nay as Nazi officer Stefan Baretzki, front right
Jonah Hauer-King as Lali Sokolov seen here walking through Auschwitz with German-born actor Jonas Nay as Nazi officer Stefan Baretzki, front right /
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a TV series based on the novel by Heather Morris. The show takes us back to the Holocaust, bringing us the story of a Jewish man forced to tattoo other prisoners of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

There are six episodes to this miniseries, telling the story of the love story that developed within the concentration camp. It’s a story of survival, standing up for each other and protecting one another at a time when nobody was safe.

Peacock releases all six episodes of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

For those ready for the series, there’s some good news. This isn’t a weekly release. Peacock has opted to drop all six episodes of the series at once.

This is a stark difference from the likes of A Small Light and We Were the Lucky Ones, recent Holocaust dramas that were released weekly. Is it a good idea, though? This is some heavy subject matter, and while Morris’s book did take some liberties with the truth, the heart of the traumatic situation is still there.

You may find that you need to take a break from the story now and then. That’s okay to do that. Watch an episode a day if you need to, but do get through to the end to see how it plays out and to help keep the stories of the Jewish people during a time of atrocity alive.

If you're watching on Showcase in Canada, the episodes are released weekly. The first episode airs on Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

What is The Tattooist of Auschwitz about?

The story follows Lali Sokolov. We pick up in 2003 Melbourne, where Lali decides to tell his story of love and resilience to novice writer Heather Morris. That transports us back to 1942, where he volunteers for “work duty” only to find himself a prisoner at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

He is tasked with tattooing those brought into the camp. After all, everyone becomes a number rather than a name to the Nazis. He ends up meeting Gita, a Slovakian woman known as Prisoner 4562. The two end up falling for each other in the camp, and they will do everything they can to survive.

The story is told through fractured and traumatic memories, the way Morris heard the story from the real Lali.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is now available in full on Peacock.