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The Happiest Man on Earth

by Eddie Jaku

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PUBLISHED: 28th July 2020
ISBN: 9781760980085
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Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.
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  • Hardcover
    $28.12
PUBLISHED: 28th July 2020
ISBN: 9781760980085
ANNOTATION:
Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.

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Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.

Publisher Description

Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.

Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on a Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country.

Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on earth'.

Published as Eddie turns 100, this is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.

Author Biography

Eddie Jaku OAM, was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920. In World War 2, Eddie was imprisoned in Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps. In 1945, he was sent on a 'death march' but escaped. Finally, he was rescued by Allied soldiers. In 1950 he moved with family to Australia where he has lived since. Eddie has volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992. Eddie has been married to Flore for 74 years. They have two sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2020 Eddie celebrates his 100th birthday.

Product Details

Author
Eddie Jaku
Publisher
Pan Macmillan Australia
Language
English
ISBN-10
1760980080
ISBN-13
9781760980085
Format
Hardcover
Audience
General/Trade
Pages
208
Year
2021
Publication Date
2021-07-01