JHC Social Club: Heather Morris

JHC Social Club guest speaker, Heather Morris is the author of the book "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" and will give a lecture about her book.

Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now resident in Australia. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in the US.

In 2003, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives, as their friendship grew and he embarked on a journey on self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Event Details

  • Event Date: Thursday 24 May
  • Time: 11.15am
  • Event Type: Public Lecture
  • Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address: 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elstermwick 3185
  • Cost: By Donation
  • Bookings & Enquiries: Enquiries: Barbara Sacks on 0404 224 498 or barbaras9@bigpond.com
    Office: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au