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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie

Translation originally published: London: Profile Books, 2009.

ISBN 9780316043397
Published 16 September 2010 by Little, Brown
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780316043397
ISBN-10 0316043397
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date 16 September 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie
Series Back Bay Readers' Pick
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 230
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, German, Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland, Holocaust survivors - United States, Jewish children in the Holocaust - Poland
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An incredible tale. -- The Free Lance-Star

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Author's Bio

Thomas Buergenthal served for more than ten years as the American judge on the International Court of Justice in The Hague before returning to the United States in September 2010. He is a former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, and was the 2014 recipient of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Elie Wiesel Award.

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