This 101-year-old Holocaust survivor calls himself 'the happiest man on Earth' - from the Today Show
Eddie Jaku - The Happiest Man On Earth - ABC
‘A beacon of life and hope’ - the Australian Jewish News
The Christopher Brennan Library has an EXTENSIVE collection of stories from the Holocaust. There is a small selection below:
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.
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'.