A Lucky Child

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.

A Lucky Child

A Lucky Child

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 His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces.

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A Lucky Child
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Thomas Buergenthal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Profile Books

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
What Makes a Child Lucky: A Novel
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gioia Timpanelli
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A luminous story of danger and survival. In a timeless moment in rural Sicily, a boy experiences the brutal killing of his best friend and is kidnapped by the murderers. No child should have to know evil so intimately, and yet once he does, what will save him?His salvation lies
The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Sigurd Erixon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-17 - Publisher: Elsevier

Wenner–Gren Center International Symposium Series, Volume 13: The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life presents the proceedings of the symposium on Anthropological Research on the Present, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 7–11, 1967. This book discusses the greater dependence of culture on central control and influences from outside. Organized into
A Child's Religion
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Robert Bird
Categories: Children
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

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Grimm's goblins, Grimm's household stories, tr. by E. Taylor. 24 illustr. after G. Cruikshank. With notes by E. Taylor, &c
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jacob Ludwig C. Grimm
Categories: Children
Type: BOOK - Published: 1876 - Publisher:

Books about Grimm's goblins, Grimm's household stories, tr. by E. Taylor. 24 illustr. after G. Cruikshank. With notes by E. Taylor, &c

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