Thomas 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 ten after surviving two
ghettos and a labor camp. Separated from his mother and father, Buergenthal
managed, by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck, to survive on his
own. Almost two years after his liberation, he was miraculously reunited with
his mother and in 1951 arrived in the United States 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. Download and start listening now!