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    A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (Back Bay Readers' Pick) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas Buergenthal, Foreword by Elie Wiesel

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    DescriptionThomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing 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. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

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    A Lucky Child
    A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Buergenthal, Foreword by Elie Wiesel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316043397
    ISBN 10: 0316043397

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ1
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940, CHRN/1930, TOPC/HOLOCT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 30
    DC21: 940.5318092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS043000
    B&T Approval Code: A14777520
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    DC22: 940.53/18092
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000
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    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHTZ1, DNBH
    LC classification: D810.C4 B8413 2010
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    16 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas Buergenthal served for more than ten years as the American judge on the International Court of Justice in The Hague before returning to the United States in September 2010. He is a former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and former member of the UN Human Rights Committee, and was the 2014 recipient of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Elie Wiesel Award.
    Review quote
    ""A Lucky Child" does not wallow in the horrors nor does it shirk the darkest events. It is a clear-headed account of Buergenthal's experiences and how they determined his life." ""The Sydney Morning Herald"""