A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
Author: Thomas Buergenthal
Foreword: Elie Wiesel
Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his experiences as a young boy in his memoir A Lucky Child. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.
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.