A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (2020)

A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy Thomas Buergenthal A Lucky Child A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy 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 after
  • Title: A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
  • Author: Thomas Buergenthal
  • ISBN: 9780316043397
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy Thomas Buergenthal 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 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 oThomas 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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  1. Lilo

    I think it is my duty, not so much as a German born to non Nazis in 1939 but as a human being, to keep reading Holocaust memoirs I cannot read too many in a row, but I read several every year.Yes, Thomas Buergenthal was A Lucky Child otherwise, he would not have lived to write this memoir But as Ruth Klueger points out in her philosophical Holocaust memoir Still Alive A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered , the luck of the Holocaust survivors does not diminish the dimension of the crime, and the survi [...]

  2. Anne Goldschrift

    Leider, leider muss ich sagen, dass mich das Buch eher entt uscht hat Es ist super oberfl chlich und rei t nur alle Geschehnisse an und beschreibt sie auch wenn dann erschreckend relativierend Wahrscheinlich ein Einsteigerbuch in die Thematik, wenn einem die Wahrheit zu schlimm erscheint.

  3. Bev Walkling

    Having just undergone eye muscle surgery, I chose to read this as an audiobook borrowed from my local library I confess that I was medicated and perhaps at times drifted in and out but it was a fascinating book telling the story as he remembers it of Thomas Buergenthal s life as a boy growing up during the war living in ghetto s , Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen That he managed to survive all do these experiences he puts down to luck knowing that sounds odd, and to the length of time he spent drifti [...]

  4. Lora Dudding

    One of the best Holocaust accounts I have read A wonderful quote It is important not to hold the descendants of the perpetrators responsible for what was done to us, lest the cycle of hate and violence never end If this were applied to race relations in America, it would eliminate so much hate and harm.

  5. Petra

    Holocaust memoirs are so important and become over time They are the eye witness reports of atrocities that would otherwise have been forgotten and swept under the rug The memoirs show us what truly happened and how people s lives were affected, both during and after Thomas Buergenthal tells his story from a distance of 55 years This gives his memories a somewhat unemotional telling but one that is deep and touching One can see the pain he witnessed and experienced through that filter of time F [...]

  6. Emily (Falling for YA)

    I wrote this review as a reflection paper for my Public International Law class so it does not read like many of my other reviews Still I hope you enjoy During undergrad I took a class on the Literature of Genocide My professor s mother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and he only taught that one class every spring I began the semester believing we would talk about only the holocaust we would read Night by Elie Wiesel and be done with it I was completely wrong Literature of Genocide opene [...]

  7. Kate

    Before I opened this book I looked at the cover a long time, it shows a young and happy family, a young cherub faced boy and I thought to myself, they do not look Jewishbut then I thought how in the late 40s and 50s in this country people had very perceptive radar as to what anyone s national background was As a child, I went no where that I wasn t immediately recognized as coming from Irish stock, true I had freckles which seemed to never deface any British face I knewd looking back at photos I [...]

  8. Jenny

    I m always interested in the stories about how people survived the hardships of WWII particularly the Holocust This book was written by a boy who survived many events in his childhood including being in no man s land which was a place between countries to a Jewish ghetto in Poland, to death camps and work camps He was about 10 when he went on the Auschwitz Death March He attributes his success to many things including luck, his Aryan appearance, his ability to speak multiple languages, and his c [...]

  9. ❆ Crystal ❆

    Review for audiobook 4 stars story 2 stars narration This is an amazing story told from the POV of a child He admits that memory can be changed some not sure if some events are memories or were things that he heard his parents talk about He was age 5 when his world was turned upside down He was lucky to be able to stay with his family for a long time Separated at Auschwitz from his mother, he was able to stay with his father for quite some time There wasn t a selection when he first arrived to A [...]

  10. Leslie

    This is another book that I can t possibly rate It s not that I am opposed to rating all memoirs It s I am opposed to it when it is someone who has been through a situation I can t begin to ever understand ex other war memoirs, kidnappings etc Maybe it means I m a softie All I know is to strip someone s experience, an experience that was a major if not the major event in their life, down to stars is something I cannot do So you will rarely see it in my reviews That being said, Buergenthal s sto [...]

  11. Lorraine

    Thomas Buergenthal is now an international court judge at the Hague He has spent most of his professional life working for human rights causes A Lucky Child is his memoir, written some 50 years after his experience as a Holocaust child survivor.I was not expecting to learn much about the Holocaust than I already knew when I started the book, but after finishing it, I realized that I had never read a book about a child s experience during this demoralizing time of history He lived in the ghetto [...]

  12. Lindy

    A touching memoir of a young child s survival of the Holocaust This book was not as graphic as many Holocaust books I have read and the thought provoking nature of the work makes it a must read I particularly recommend the epilogue It is a very thought provoking look into international human rights law As much as th UN is corrupt, I have wondered about international court bodies particularly when state sovereignty is disregarded for international rule I think the author provides a very compellin [...]

  13. Al Young

    I strongly recommend this book I would guess that another book about the Holocaust would cause many to roll their eyes However, this book works on a lot of levels Buergenthal says he waited so many years to write this memoir, because otherwise he would have had a hard time telling it or trying to keep it from being an angry rant.The story of course tells the story of a dark time in world history Then again, it s surprisingly uplifting The ten year old Tommy has to do some pretty amazing things t [...]

  14. Catherine

    This is one of the most beautifully written WWII memoirs I ve read Buergenthal writes his story after several decades of growth and wisdom since he was in the death camps This edition includes a forward written by Elie Wiesel Wiesel s Night was written soon after the end of the war and is raw Buergenthal s is softened by time both stories are vital Never forget.I love what Buergenthal did with his life He is an amazing person.

  15. Jenn

    I loved this memoir It was very different than other Holocaust memoirs I have read The author is , this is the way life was and avoids a lot of feeling It is very sad, but because it seems so matter of fact, it makes the ugly and sad easier to read It is very interesting to read about this smart little boy who evades selections time and time again.

  16. Laurie

    I picked up this book because I have always been interested in first person accounts of the Holocaust Written as a personal memoire, this book tells the story of Tommie a young Jewish boy who survives several Nazi concentration camps included the infamous Auschwitz It is a compelling story, but Mr Buergenthal did not write this book until much later in life, so there are some gaps in the story and some of the recollections are limited, but overall I was not only amazed at Tommy s almost miraculo [...]

  17. April

    I really hate to rate a Holocaust memoir, because each story is important and deserves attention However, this book was just not well written and quite boring in fact A lot of facts were sort of gleaned over If one of my students wrote this I would send it back to them and tell them to add specific detail I ended up skimming the end because it was just lackluster.

  18. Robin Webster

    A Lucky Child tells the story of Thomas Buergenthal, born to a German Jewish mother and a Polish Jewish father in 1933 and from the age of 6 years, grew up in the Jewish ghetto of Kielce Poland and later in the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen After the War he lived with his mother in G ttingen, Germany before moving to America in 1951 He eventually became a specialist in international law and human rights law and served as a judge on the International Court of Justice at The H [...]

  19. Marcela

    3.5 StarsEven though I have read a countless number of World War II Holocaust books, I feel like there could never be a limit to this number as I believe it s so mportant to always remember what happened during this tragic time in history This is a beautifully written memoir of a young boy who survived Auschwitz Thomas Buergenthal begins his memoir from the time when he was just a regular happy child living with his family, through the horrors experienced in the concentration camps, and finally [...]

  20. thewanderingjew

    The opening words, read by the author, are so ripe with the emotion of his experiences that the reader is immediately drawn into the memoir His accent and diction are beautiful and I almost hated to have the book turned over to the professional reader, but he was equally good At the end of the book, the author returns, briefly, to inform the reader why he believes he was lucky enough to survive and why he chose to dedicate his life to the international human rights struggle, in spite of his past [...]

  21. Tammy

    Unlike other Holocaust memoir books, excellent in its message Prevent future genocides in the world The lingering sentiment, what contributions to mankind could six million people have made How ordinary people could share in the responsibility of committing such horrendous crimes to other human beings is beyond words.

  22. Donna Julian

    Pages missing.This might have been a really good book, but unfortunately I didn t get very far into the story because several pages were missing out of the book.

  23. Karen

    I love reading holocaust survival stories This book is unique in that the author spent ages 4 11 either running from Nazis, living in a Jewish ghetto, or enduring concentration camps At one point, when a Red Cross worker is trying to encourage him that the war won t last forever, and then he can go to school and learn to read, the author imagines school to be a concentration camp with books.It s amazing to me that a child can come out of such a horrendous environment and not only stay sane, but [...]

  24. Mila

    The first page view spoiler about the bread being tossed from a bridge in Prague hide spoiler had me in tears and every time I talked about it to someone, it had me in tears again I couldn t put this book down and I was fascinated by the resilience of youth He was truly a lucky child.

  25. Parody Bear

    I hardly ever give a review For this book I must say something, but might not be a review I t is most likely just my thoughts and feelings on this book.I found this book from beginning to end catching your interest It makes you want to read straight to the end There are only a couple of books that I can say like this one that make you so emotional I have recommended this book to my daughter and my sister to read With just our heritage background German , it gives you so much insight on the holoc [...]

  26. Kris

    It has been a while since I ve read this book, but there are times when I think back to the life of this young boy and the people who changed the course of his life and consequently the course of thousands in our day and age Nowadays, author Thomas Buergenthal is an American judge sitting on the International Court of Justice Here s a review from someone named Megan I think she did an eloquent job reviewing the book She did leave out the coolest part of the story All the kids in Norway heard abo [...]

  27. James Asante

    Yes one star, though a compelling story of survival both physically and mentally Thomas Buergenthal survived by courage, luck, wits and insight during and after the war He went on to become an international law judge, adjudicating human rights violations throughout the world He so eloquently described why he may of avoided survivors guilt As he put it, maybe it was because as a child I felt immortal and had a sense of entitlement to live Is that how he feels towards Israel s right to exist He pr [...]

  28. Gary Null

    Truly a remarkable first person account of how a young Jewish boy, with a strong will to live, was able to survive persecution, forced marches and incarceration in several concentration camps including the infamous Auschwitz death camp.His mother s visit to a fortune teller prior to the war proved prophetic The fortune teller had said that her son was ein Gliickskind or a lucky child The family had moved to Poland and established a hotel The Nazis came and took everything away from them and relo [...]

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