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The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor Paperback – 12 November 2020

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About the Author

Eddie Jaku OAM was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920.

In World War II, 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. Eddie volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992.

Eddie and Flore were married for seventy-five years, with two sons, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He died in October 2021, at the age of 101. His book has been translated into 37 languages and his message continues to be shared around the world.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Macmillan (12 November 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529066476
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529066470
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 1.7 x 23.4 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.
By NAPHA on 7 October 2021
I really appreciate you writing this book Eddie. It became one of the best books for me. I actually bought it without reading any reviews (I liked how he named the book) and surprisingly this is worth reading. I can’t imagine how tough his life had gone through it was so difficult, painful and he still call himself “the happiest man on earth” and yes he really is.

There’re so many great moments and inspirational lines from this book also very powerful, touching, heartbreaking and I was so sobbing uncontrollably 😭

Everyone should read!

(Update : Eddie Jaku has died at age 101 #12October2021. Rest In Peace, the happiest man on earth 🤍)
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