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A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy

A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
Author: Thomas Buergenthal
ISBN 13: 9780316043397
ISBN 10: 316043397
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 2010-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $14.99

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.

The Washington Post - Nora Krug

Buergenthal's…plainspoken autobiography demonstrates that it is still possible for a Holocaust memoir to astonish…Though [his] ultimate fate is known from the start…the book still manages to conjure up suspense as Buergenthal escapes one near-death moment after another.