A Lucky Child: A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy by Thomas BuergenthalA Lucky Child: A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal

A Lucky Child: A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy

byThomas BuergenthalForeword byElie Wiesel

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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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.
Considered one of the world's leading international human rights law experts,Thomas Buergenthalserved 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...
Title:A Lucky Child: A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.75 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316339180

ISBN - 13:9780316339186

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunting! All though reading this book stay with me, I feel it is my duty and everyone's duty to read these stories to remember the senseless acts of torture, killings and more. How anyone survived these years and lived long lives filled with family and hopefully joy is a testament to the human spirit! Those of us that grew up in the freedom of The US and Canada during these times and even now should know how lucky we are that our families were/are.
Date published: 2018-02-17

Editorial Reviews

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