Okay, you've looked at the video, read stuff about me and the project, and now you’re thinking "should I or shouldn't I?" Hard for me to express how good I feel that you've got to this point and you are considering making a pledge. Chose this option and an Amazon eBook suitable for kindle etc, coming your way.
There were times when I cried listening to this old man telling the story of his life. And then he talked of his love for Gita, or related a story that would have us in fits of laughter. A real emotional roller coaster ride. Something like the driving skills of this 85 year old man. Make this pledge and take an Amazon eBook and a personal email of thanks from me.
As much as this is a story of love, we cannot deny the events, the actions and the journey through the horrors of WWII that Lale and Gita survived, and the political and social aftermath that followed. The strength of the human heart fills me with awe. Please accept an eBook, a personal email of thanks and a copy of the printed book.
Was Lale in real danger during his time in Auschwitz I hear you ask? Sure, he was surrounded by SS guards with guns and had a level of protection due to his role as Tattooist, but the real threat came from a Doctor – Mengele – his evil ranks with history’s worst of the worse. Please accept an eBook, personal email of thanks, a copy of the printed book and a pdf copy of the screenplay – quite different reading.
Lale made his escape from the Germans only to be captured by the advancing Russian Army. They too took advantage of his ability to speak German. Taken to an Austrian Chalet housing the Russian Army elite, he was escorted each day to nearby villages to purchase local ladies for evening entertainment. Please accept the above rewards together with a thank you by name in the authors’ acknowledgement section of the book.
Lale and Gita are now free - or are they? They are living a successful life with their own business in Communist run Slovakia. What could go wrong? Communism doesn’t like entrepreneurs – his business nationalized Lale is thrown in jail. This time it’s Gita’s turn to rescue him and smuggle the two of them out of Slovakia, to Vienna, to Paris and eventually Melbourne. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please accept all of the above rewards along with 3 further copies of the first edition sent to a school / institution of your choice. I will endeavour to have the writer of the shooting script sign and dedicate a copy of her/his script to you also. This final part of this reward I cannot guarantee.