August book reviews #50books2013


A Lucky Child: A Memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy. 
by 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 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.

Holocaust books are always had to review!
Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his story of how he survived the concentration camps during world war II. He had already survived two labor camps & ghetto. He's been thru some really horrendous circumstances and situations when he was just a small child. He was a Jew and arrived in Auschwitz aged 10 years old after being separated from his parents. He survived on hos own in the concentration camps by luck. A few people helped him to survive. The camp was eventually liberated and Thomas and a friend he had made in the concentration left together. Eventually Thomas ended up in an orphanidge and his mother found him (again, pure luck!). They were reunited. He left for The United States in 1951 and that is were he spends the rest of his life. 
He tells his story so well and is easy to read. I love the way it's wrote and that he remembers so much! Thomas' story IS sad but it does have a nice ending.
 I learned a lot from reading this book. 
Five stars from me! 

Sarah xXx 

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