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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 (EPUB ebook)

By Buergenthal, Thomas

At the age of ten the author arrived at Auschwitz after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce and two labour camps, and was soon separated from his parents. He eventually became one of the world's leading experts on international law and human rights. This book presents his story of sur... read full description below.

ISBN 9781847651846
Barcode 9781847651846
Published 1 October 2010 by Profile
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ISBN-13 9781847651846
ISBN-10 1847651844
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Profile
Imprint Profile Books
Publication Date 1 October 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Buergenthal, Thomas
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History
World History: From C 1900 -
European History
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 242 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Catalogue Code 701793

Description of this Electronic Book

Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide.Aged ten Thomas Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce and two labour camps, and was soon separated from his parents. Using his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck, he managed to survive until he was liberated from Sachsenhausen in 1945. After experiencing the turmoil of Europe's post-war years - from the Battle of Berlin, to a Jewish orphanage in Poland - Buergenthal went to America in the 1950s at the age of seventeen. He eventually became one of the world's leading experts on international law and human rights. His story of survival and his determination to use law and justice to prevent further genocide is an epic and inspirational journey through twentieth century history. His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Buergenthal's authentic, moving tale reveals that his lifelong commitment to human rights sprang from the ashes of Auschwitz.

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Author's Bio

Thomas Buergenthal has devoted his life to international and human rights law. He has received degrees from New York University Law School and Harvard Law School and for ten years he was a judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague until his resignation in 2010. Co-recipient of the 2008 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize, he lives in Washington DC.

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