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Giveaway - A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal...

April 1, 2009
Here's another great giveaway from Hachette. I can't wait to get my own copy to read & review. I guess you could say I'm a fan of all things Holocaust-related. It's such a dark period in the history of humanity that I believe ought to be remembered.


A Lucky Child is a memoir by Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where he shares his astonishing experiences as a young boy. 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.

Check out Thomas Buergenthal talking about his story in this video.

A Lucky Child will be available on April 20, but you lucky readers get to enter for your very own copy. Up to 5 of you lucky readers, actually...

Enter by 10:00 pm on April 12th, by telling me what else you've read that's Holocaust-related? Like, Anne Frank's Diary. Or Elie Wiesel's Night. US & Canada only, no P.O. Boxes (HBG rules). As usual, +1 for following, +2 for sharing, swing back & let me know!

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58 comments:

NotNessie said...

I've also read The Diary of Anne Frank and the Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Interesting, but so painful to read.

Vanessa
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I follow your blog.

Melanie said...

I too have a thing for holocaust/WWII literature. I just finished reading The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas. Wonderful book. The Book Thief is another good one.

Shelley said...

I've read Night by Elie Wiesel and a few others.

I'm a follower!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've read a lot, so I'll just throw in Sarah's Key, it being the most recent.

Thanks for the contest!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow your blog!

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RachieG said...

The Diary of Anne Frank is such a great read. I'm on the waiting list for "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" at the library.

I'm a follower!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I tweeted about your contest, or "pimped" it as you might say, here: @rhapsodybooks

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I've read the Diary of Anne Frank. I also have read other more obscure books over the years. In middle school I remember reading a book about a person hiding someone in a secret room behind a bookcase or bureau. I think it took place in Poland.

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carolsnotebook said...

I recently read The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, which was a good book. Oh, and The Book Thief was excellent.

I follow you using FeedDemon.

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mindy said...

i have read a lot but one that i can read over and over again is the diary of anne frank thanks for the give away

Annie said...

I have read The Diary of Anne Frank; it always amazes me how strong people are.

Thanks for another fantastic giveaway


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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=513603379&ref=profile

Thanks

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Jennifer Jones said...

I have read dozens and dozens of holocaust books over the years. I've just finished Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust. Thanks for this giveaway.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Heh. I'm Jewish. I know Holocaust stories that you've never heard of. Thomas Moran's Man in the Box (a brilliant coming-of-age tale that's also about secrets). Joseph Skibell's A Blessing on the Moon. And more. Aleksander Tisma's The Book of Blam.

I'll stop now, especially 'cause you know you don't need to enter me. I read a horribly brutal memoir last December and can't go near the Holocaust right now without getting sick. If you need the link to my blog post about it, holler.

Anyway... despite my teasing, I did post this at Win a Book. Of course!!!

divaqueenie said...

I recently read The Book Thief and absolutely loved it!

One Swede Read said...

Lots to choose from, but I'll recommend Uri Orlev's books (they're YA).

Yes, I am a follower.

Thanks for hosting the givaway!!

loves3cats said...

I read the Diary of Anne Frank plus numerous other books on the holocaust that aren't biographies...such brutality and horror but such amazing human strength. Thanks for the chance to enter.

loves3cats said...

I am a follower.

loves3cats said...

I blogged about this here:
http://daughterandfurbabies.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-lucky-child-by-thomas-buergenthal.html

MJ said...

I'd love to read this, then pass it to my sons.

MJ said...

I follow

Barb said...

I would love to read this book actually to add it to my library. I have numerous books about the holocaust and WWII. I actually have the big Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. The best book I think so far was Ettie Hillesum's book and the
saddest, most depresseing was Hilter's Henchmen.
Elisabet
liveleisurely@yahoo.com

olympianlady said...

I've read The Diary of Anne Frank, Schindler's List, Hitler's Generals, What Happened to Anne Frank? (I think that was the title, something like that), and several others. I've been really eager to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

I'm also subscribed to your blog via e-mail.

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Stacie said...

I remember reading the Diary of Anne Frank as a teen.

Terri said...

Anne Frank, The Book Thief and The Hiding Places are some of the "normal" Holocaust reads I've enjoyed. I would also add Beach Music by Pat Conroy to the list since the Holocaust had such a major role in many of the characters' lives.

Jenna said...

I've read a few books on the Holocaust. The one that stands out the most is Night by Elie Wiesel. I read it about six months ago. Definatley, one of my favorite books of all time.

I follow you.

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bridget3420 said...

I've read The Diary of Anne Frank and Night.

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

Jo-Jo said...

I've read quite a few Holocaust related books, but the most recent is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. I just loved it. Please enter me in your contest.

joannelong74@gmail.com

Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.

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Christina said...

unfortunately I have not read anything and would definitely be interested in this.

Thanks so much

Teddy Rose said...

I would love to win this book.

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_28.html

teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl S. said...

I have read Elie Wiesel's "Night" as well. I don't know what made me pick it up & read it, but it sure had a lasting impact on me. I'd love to read "The Lucky Child" - please count me in!

Thanks,
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

I'm a follower(e-mail subscriber)

Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kat Bryan said...

Although I've watched several shows on PBS, the only book I can remember reading about the holocause is Diary of Anne Frank and that was years ago. I still recall it vividly.

Kat Bryan said...

I am a follower.

BUSY BEE said...

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas. great inspiration.

thanks for the giveaway of a great book.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've read quite a few, but the one that comes to mind first is SARAH'S KEY. I'd love to read this one -- thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, I'm a Follower!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, here's my Tweet!
http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1451841844

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Deborah said...

I've read "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl," "Night," and "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." asthenight at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

I'm a follower!

Shelley said...

I blogged about this here: http://sazfreelunch.blogspot.com/2009/04/lucky-child-holocaust-memoir-giveaway.html

Jo said...

I've read *Number the Stars*. I have others (including *Diary of Anne Frank*, *Schindler's List*, and *They Called Her Jewgirl*) among my TBR books... but I'm always interested in more!

I'm a follower.

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a blog post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/giveaways-in-blogland-2/

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

yyeres said...

Recently I read 2 - "Night" by Elie Weisel and "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky said...

I read The Diary of Anne Frank but that was a long time ago. i need to revisit that book.

Thanks so much!

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Becky said...

I am an email subscriber!

Anonymous said...

I have read The Diary of Anne Frank. That is really the only book but I have seen Schindlers list.
kjc02@msn.com

Dawn M. said...

I've read The Diary of Anne Frank and The Hiding Place. I'm pretty sure there was another one I read as a teenager but I can't remember the name.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

janetfaye said...

I have read Anne Frank's Diary.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow your blog.

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Kytaira said...

I'm a follower.

I think I've only read Anne Frank's Diary. I asked my son and he's also read Night by Elie Wiesel.

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Debs Desk said...

I have read several books by Corrie Ten Boom. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

gaylemckay said...

Would love to win this book. I read Ann Frank in college, many years ago.

Carol W. said...

I read "Night" by Elie Weisel.

wolfcarol451 at gmail dot com

dani said...

I just finishe reading the boy in striped pajamas and loved it.

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