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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • 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 His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
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Buergenthal, Thomas
Dewey number
940.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
D810.C4
LC item number
B84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wiesel, Elie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buergenthal, Thomas
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
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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Copyright
Note
  • "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover
  • Includes Reading group guide (22 pages at end)
  • This translation originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910606487
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 260, 22 pages
Isbn
9780316339186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)910606487
Label
A lucky child : a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy, Thomas Buergenthal ; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover
  • Includes Reading group guide (22 pages at end)
  • This translation originally published: 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910606487
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 260, 22 pages
Isbn
9780316339186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)910606487

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