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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

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This translation originally published: 2009.

ISBN 9780316339186
Barcode 9780316339186
Published 7 April 2015 by Back Bay Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780316339186
ISBN-10 0316339180
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Back Bay Books
Imprint Back Bay Books
Publication Date 7 April 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
European History
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 227g
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 889098

Description of this Book

The profoundly moving memoir of a young boy's odyssey through the Holocaust. In a new edition of his bestselling memoir, Thomas Buergenthal tells of his astonishing experiences as a young boy. Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and one work camp. Separated from his mother and then his father, he 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. Since the initial publication of this book, new documents have been made available, allowing Buergenthal to finally learn the details of his mother's search for him and the truth about his father. With a new afterword by the author sharing these revelations, A LUCKY CHILD is a classic that demands to be read by all.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In the darkness, the indomitable spirit of the child...[is] what makes this memoir so rewarding. Genevieve Fox, Telegraph

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Author's Bio

Considered one of the world's leading international human rights law experts, Thomas Buergenthal served as a judge at the International Court of Justice and prior thereto as judge and president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law & Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School, and the recipient of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 2015 Elie Wiesel Award.

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