'A Lucky Child - A memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy'. Thomas Buergenthal
Thomas Buergenthal was not quite six years old when he and his parents were forced into a Jewish ghetto in Poland. Four years later, they were placed on a train bound for Auschwitz, where Thomas was separated from his family. Alone, ten-year-old Thomas managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive Auschwitz and the infamous death march.
Filled with the stirring and true insights of a child, this acclaimed memoir conveys the sheer force of will and determination that even the youngest victims of the Holocaust evinced. 'A Lucky Child' is a compelling reminder of the power of grace and the resilience of the human spirit.
In 1951 Thomas Buergenthal emigrated to the United States. He served as the American judge on the International Court of Justice from 2000 to 2010.