How to watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' online — TV channel and streaming

Lale (Jonah Hauer-King) tattoos Gita’s (Anna Próchniak) arm as they sit across each other at a table wearing striped gray prisoners’ uniforms in “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”
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A prestige drama starring Harvey Keitel, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" tells the story of how Lale Sokolov and Gita Fuhrmannova fell in love at the notorious concentration camp, and supported each other through the grimmest of circumstances.

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" premieres in the U.S., U.K. and Australia on Thursday, May 2 — and viewers abroad can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'The Tattooist of Auschwitz': release date, streaming service

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" premieres Thursday, May 2, 2024.
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock
• U.K.
— Watch on Sky
• AU — Watch on Stan
 CA — Watch on Showcase
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk-free

Lale Sokolov, born Ludwig Eisenberg, was captured by the Nazis and detained at Auschwitz in 1942, where he was forced to tattoo identification numbers on his fellow prisoners' arms. He couldn't have imagined that he'd meet the love of his life there. 

The six-parter is based on Heather Morris' highly contentious novel of the same name, which she penned after a series of conversations with Lale, following Gita's death in 2003. 

Morris' novel was an international smash hit, but the Auschwitz Memorial Research Center has felt compelled to stress that, despite being presented as a work of fact, the plot is rife with "numerous errors and information inconsistent with the facts, as well as exaggerations, misinterpretations and understatements."

Read our guide below for how to watch "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" online and from anywhere in the world.

Watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' in the U.S.

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Viewers in the U.S. can watch "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" exclusively on Peacock. All six episodes of the miniseries will drop on Thursday, May 2

Peacock TV starts at $5.99 a month for a standard membership. But if you'd like the ad-free experience, you’ll want Peacock Premium Plus, which costs $11.99 a month.

Not only is Peacock one of the best streaming services, but it's available on most of the best streaming devices.


Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office (here's our in-depth list of the best Peacock shows to watch). Subscribers can also watch live NFL and EPL action, and episodes of current NBC series.

How to watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the show on your usual subscription?

You can still watch "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


There's a good reason you've heard of NordVPN. We specialize in testing and reviewing VPN services and NordVPN is the one we rate best. It's outstanding at unblocking streaming services, it's fast and it has top-level security features too. With over 5,000 servers, across 60 countries, and at a great price too, it's easy to recommend.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Fire up your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

Watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' in Canada

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You can watch "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" in Canada on Showcase from Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

If you don't have the channel on cable, a subscription to STACKTV via Amazon Prime will let you stream content from over a dozen linear channels, including Showcase, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Global and more. Plus, it offers a 14-day free trial to new subscribers.

Not in Canada at the moment? Signing up to NordVPN will help you access your preferred streaming service when you're overseas.

Watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' in the U.K.

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" is airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the U.K. 

Episodes air at 9 p.m. GMT each Thursday, starting May 2, though all six episodes will be available for streaming from launch.

If you're not in the U.K. right now, you can still watch the show by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN

Watch 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' in Australia

Viewers based in Australia can watch "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" on Stan (30-day FREE trial), with all six episodes set to land on Thursday, May 2.

Not in Australia at the moment? Use one of the best VPN services to access your usual streaming service. We recommend NordVPN thanks to its speed, reliability and trusted security features.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz cast

  • Harvey Keitel as Lale Sokolov
  • Jonah Hauer-King as younger Lale Sokolov
  • Anna Próchniak as Gita
  • Jonas Nay as Stefan Baretzki
  • Melanie Lynskey as Heather Morris

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.