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A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy

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A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy
Call No: 940.53161 B92L

Call Number940.53161 B92L
Dates2009; ©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityThomas Buergenthal ; foreword by Elie Wiesel.
Creators & ContributorsBuergenthal, Thomas (author)
Wiesel, Elie (contributor)
Buergenthal, Thomas (subject)
SummaryThomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir. Arriving at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp, he became separated first from his mother and then his father but 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.
  1. From Lubochna to Poland
  2. Katowice
  3. The ghetto of Kielce
  4. Auschwitz
  5. The Auschwitz death transport
  6. Liberation
  7. Into the Polish Army
  8. Waiting to be found
  9. A new beginning
  10. Life in Germany
  11. To America
Physical Description xvii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Little, Brown and Company
EditionFirst American edition
  • Translation of: Ein Glückskind. [Frankfurt am Main] : Fischer, 2007
  • First English-language edition originally published: [London] : Profile Books, 2009
  • "This book does not have the usual publishing history. I wrote it in English, but it was first published in more than half a dozen other languages." Acknowledgments, page 227
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Lucien Lieberman