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A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy

A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (Paperback, Main)

By Buergenthal, Thomas

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Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Rescued from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his funny and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investig...ation of modern day genocide. At the age of ten Thomas Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce and two labour camps, and was soon separated from his parents. Using his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck, he managed to survive until he was liberated from Sachsenhausen in 1945. After experiencing the turmoil of Europe's post-war years - from the Battle of Berlin, to a Jewish orphanage in Poland - Buergenthal went to America in the 1950s at the age of seventeen. He eventually became one of the world's leading experts on international law and human rights. His story of survival and his determination to use law and justice to prevent further genocide is an epic and inspirational journey through 20th Century history. His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces.
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ISBN 9781781254004
Released NZ 25 Feb 2015
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781781254004
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 25 Feb 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Buergenthal, Thomas
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: From C 1900 -
European History
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Weight 243g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade