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.
Thomas Buergenthal, a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, relives the incredible story of how he survived the Auschwitz concentration camp as a 10-year-old boy. At first, Buergenthal was protected by his parents, who used their fluency in German and their fair complexions to avoid the death sentence. But he was soon separated from his parents and left to fend for himself in one of the ******' deadliest camps. His remarkable memoir reveals how a series of accidents, oversights, and acts of kindness helped him survive against the odds, and how he rewarded the fates who spared him by dedicating his life to enacting justice.
- Biography + Autobiography, History
- Historical, General, Holocaust, Jewish
- March 12, 2013
- September 16, 2010
- Thomas Buergenthal