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

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Published: 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: 161 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 14 mm


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I have never met Eddie Jaku, but having read his book I feel like I have made a new friend . . . This is a beautiful book by a truly amazing man - Daily Telegraph

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

A reminder of the power of love, kindness and hope . . . A life-affirming story, beautifully told - Sydney Morning Herald

His tale is compelling and particularly pertinent as we struggle to make sense of challenging times - Weekend Post

Jaku’s memoir can be our private celebration of evil that was ultimately vanquished - Country Style

This simple, moving account of a remarkable life offers plenty to think about and reflect on . . . Highly recommended - Canberra Weekly

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

Resilience, generosity of spirit and a belief, despite everything, in the fundamental goodness of humanity shine through this outstanding memoir - Daily Mail

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“inspirational.”

“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.”

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