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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 (Hardback)

By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie

Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. 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.

ISBN 9780316043403
Published 20 April 2009 by Little Brown and Company
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316043403
ISBN-10 0316043400
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Imprint Little Brown and Company
Publication Date 20 April 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 228 pp
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, German, Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Holocaust survivors - United States, Jewish children in the Holocaust - Poland, Buergenthal, Thomas - Childhood and youth
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5318092
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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NZ Review A Lucky Child is an extraordinary story, simply and beautifully told. Heartbreaking and thrilling, it examines what it means to be human, in every good and awful sense. Perhaps most amazingly of all, Thomas Buergenthal remembers and renders the small mysteries and grand passions of childhood, even a childhood lived under the most horrific circumstances. -Elizabeth McCracken, author of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

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