The Happiest Man on Earth

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, General European History
Paperback Published on: 20/01/2022
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Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku made a vow to smile every day and believed he was the ‘happiest man on earth’. In his inspirational memoir, he paid tribute to those who were lost by telling his story and sharing his wisdom.

‘Eddie looked evil in the eye and met it with joy and kindness . . . [his] philosophy is life-affirming’ – Daily Express

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

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.

The Happiest Man on Earth is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.

‘Australia’s answer to Captain Tom . . . a memoir that extols the power of hope, love and mutual support’ – The Times

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529066364
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 161g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 14 mm

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The Happiest Man on Earth
“I never lost sight of what it is to be civilised. I knew that there would be no point surviving if I had to become an evil man to do it.” The Happiest ... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Happiest Man on Earth
A truly inspirational man and a very brave one!
Abraham Solomon Jakubowicz was born in Leipzig, Germany on the 14th of April 1920 and he was Jewish. Eddie was proud of his country, but everything chanced... READ MORE
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The Happiest Man on Earth
It doesn't go into much detail, we don't need it either. Self-explanatory what happened then, there are many books out there about it. But this one in part... READ MORE