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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 he 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 an audiobook that demands to be heard by all.

©2010 Thomas Buergenthal (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"Buergenthal's authentic, moving tale reveals that his lifelong commitment to human rights sprang from the ashes of Auschwitz." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Powerful.... The author's story is astonishing and moving, and his capacity for forgiveness is remarkably heartening. An important new voice joins the chorus of survivors." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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I never tire of Holocaust Memoirs. I am riveted to the survival stories of ordinary people plunged into extra ordinary situations.

This book was no exception; very interesting.

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lucky for sure

after visiting auschwitz, I expected more detail of the atrocities that took place... yet I read and listened to front to cover in one sitting.