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0316043403 03 02 0316043400 03 9780316043403 15 9780316043403 14 09780316043403 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>A Lucky Child</b203> <b029>A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy</b029> A01 Buergenthal, Thomas A23 Wiesel, Elie 01 eng 256 00 16 black and white photographs and a map BIO026000 10 HIS043000 10 HIS010010 01 01 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..