Reading in 2010: A Lucky Child

By Thomas Buergenthall

Another great Holocaust memoir. This is the story of a child who survived ghettos, Auschwitz, a death march, and another camp-all before he was 10 years old. Obviously, you can tell from the title, that he attributes much of his survival to luck, but much can be said for his quick thinking and on-the-spot decision making, ability to form relationships, and his own personal will to survive. I believe that these things contributed as much to his survival as the luck.