A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
With Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 21, 2009, four people—three survivors and one former Nazi youth leader—consider its impact on the direction of their postwar lives.
Not many children who entered Auschwitz lived to tell the tale. The American judge at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Czechoslovakia-born Buergenthal, is one of the few. A 10-year-old inmate in August 1944 at Birkenau, Buergenthal was one of the death camp's youngest prisoners. He miraculously survived, thanks, among others, to a friendly kapo who made him an errand boy. Buergenthal's authentic, moving tale reveals that his lifelong commitment to human rights sprang from the ashes of Auschwitz. 16 b&w photos, 1 map. (Apr. 20)
Release date: 04/01/2009