Thomas Buergenthal - A child survivor of Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen (50 mins)

Thomas Buergenthal was born into a Jewish family in Czechoslovakia in 1934, after his parents had emigrated from Nazi Germany. Interviewed in 1990, he speaks about his early childhood, his deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944, the death march from the camp in January 1945 and the final months in Sachsenhausen, where he was liberated in April 1945. Reunited with his mother after the war (his father did not return from the camps), Buergenthal emigrated to the US in 1951, and later became an eminent judge, serving at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum