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A Lucky Child
A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
16 black and white photographs and a map
Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.
Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.]]
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Buergenthal, Thomas -- Childhood and youth.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography..