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The Resource A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy, Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel

A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy, Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel

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A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy
Title
A lucky child
Title remainder
a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide. Aged 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 twentieth century history. His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces
Biography type
autobiography
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Buergenthal, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
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1928-2016
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Wiesel, Elie
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  • Buergenthal, Thomas
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust survivors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
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A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy, Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel
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Note
  • Translated from the German
  • This translation originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
40661507
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Revised Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780316339186
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40661507
  • (Sirsi) 40661507
Label
A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy, Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • This translation originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
40661507
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Revised Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780316339186
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40661507
  • (Sirsi) 40661507

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