Book Discussion on A Lucky Child

Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the… read more

Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners at Auschwitz. He was reunited with his mother at a Polish orphanage a year after his liberation. Judge Buergentahl talked about his experiences and the various ways people behaved in those circumstances. He answered questions from members of the audience. 

Thomas Buergenthal is the author of A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy, published by Little, Brown, and Company. He has served on the U.N. Human Rights Committee, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and President’s Commission on the Holocaust. 

This program was a presentation of “ALOUD at Central Library” by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on A Lucky Child

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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May 23, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2013

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  • May 23, 2009 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 24, 2009 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 26, 2013 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2013 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 28, 2013 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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