Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in
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 a book that demands to be read by all.
Not many children who entered Auschwitz lived to tell the tale. The American judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Czechoslovakia-born Buergenthal, is one of the few. A 10-year-old inmate in August 1944 at Birkenau, Buergenthal was one of the death camp's youngest prisoners. He miraculously survived, thanks, among others, to a friendly kapo who made him an errand boy. Buergenthal's authentic, moving tale reveals that his lifelong commitment to human rights sprang from the ashes of Auschwitz. 16 b&w photos, 1 map. (Apr. 20)
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Posted August 26, 2011 by Abby , Vancouver, BCBuergenthal was an extremely lucky child. The amount of times he counted death "blew me away" Although the topic is (probably) very hard to re-count, I have to thank this author for telling his story and exposing to the world how humanity can be at it's worse. This is not an easy book to read....but it is a story that needed to be told and heard...and, never (ever) to be forgotten! I just wish humanity learned from the first time round!!!
Little, Brown and Company
April 19, 2009
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