A Lucky Child. A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy Thomas Buergenthal

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A Lucky Child. A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy Thomas Buergenthal

‘What makes this memoir so rewarding is, in the darkness, the indomitable spirit of the child’ Genevieve Fox, Saturday Telegraph. In A Lucky Child, Thomas Buergenthal, a retired International Court Judge in The Hague, tells of his astonishing experiences as a young boy during the Holocaust. Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz at the age of ten after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce, and was soon separated from his parents. Using his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck he survived, enduring the Death March from Auschwitz to Sachsenhausen, where he was eventually liberated in 1945. Buergenthal’s stirring account reminds us of the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reuited with his mother, and in 1951 he arrived in the United States to start a new life. Powerful and moving in equal measure, A Lucky Child is certain to inspire all who read it.