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The Happiest Man on Earth

Author: Eddie Jaku  

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A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

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

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Summary

A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

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

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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.

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About the Author

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.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan Australia | Macmillan
ISBN
9781760980085

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

09 Mar, 2022
Awesome book to read - what a story !!
By Pete
01 Mar, 2022
This book was such an inspiring read! A horrible thing he went through and he still kept going ! I wish I had met this man! Absolutely amazing.
By Carley
03 Jan, 2022
Arrives quickly and promptly, can’t wait to get into it.
By Sarah
02 Dec, 2021
Such a beautiful book. A very touching story that leaves you with a greater appreciation for life. One I know I will read many times and recommend to friends and family.
By selina
26 Oct, 2021
Such an amazing person, brought tears and joy while reading. Taught me about what really matters in life. Highly recommend!!
By Brooke
06 Sep, 2021
Loved it,
By JOANNE
30 Mar, 2021
Poignant. Never forget his maxim: Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.
By Robert
08 Feb, 2021
5 out of 5. An amazing book. To think someone can go through so much adversity and still be The Happiest Man on Earth.
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05 Jan, 2022
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