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10/11/11: A Lucky Child

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Thomas Buergenthal at 3 years old

Judge Thomas Buergenthal has said that when we talk about the Holocaust in numbers, the six million Jewish victims become a "mass of nameless, soulless bodies." And that's why he decided it was time to tell his story. Buergenthal has had a distinguished career as a scholar of human rights law and an international judge, but he's also one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Thomas Buergenthal joins Doug to talk about his memoir A Lucky Child. (Rebroadcast)

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.