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

Author: Thomas Buergenthal
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buergenthal, Thomas.
Lucky child.
New York : Little, Brown, 2009
(OCoLC)795491723
Named Person: Thomas Buergenthal; Thomas Buergenthal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Buergenthal
ISBN: 9780316043403 0316043400
OCLC Number: 239235936
Notes: "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. ... This book was first published in Germany in 2007"--Acknowledgements.
Translation of: Ein Glückskind. [Frankfurt am Main] : Fischer, 2007.
First English-language edition originally published: [London] : Profile Books, 2009.
Description: xvii, 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: From Lubochna to Poland --
Katowice --
The ghetto of Kielce --
Auschwitz --
The Auschwitz death transport --
Liberation --
Into the Polish Army --
Waiting to be found --
A new beginning --
Life in Germany --
To America.
Other Titles: Glückskind.
Responsibility: Thomas Buergenthal.
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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. 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.

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