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A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal
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"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."

Theme: Holocaust

Curricular Use: Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading

Level: Grades 5-7

Illustrations: some accompanying black and white photos to support text, 1 map
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