Eddie Jaku Obituary
Olocaust survivor and peace advocate Eddie Jaku who declared himself as the Happiest man on Earth, has died in Sydney at the age 0f 101 years.
Eddie Jaku OAM, was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920.
Eddie returned home on 9 November 1938, from a boarding home to an empty house. at down Nazi soldiers burst in, Eddie was beaten and taken to Buchenwald.
Escaping to Belgium and then France with his father after bein released but was later captured and sent to a camp.
Once again he escape back to Belgium where he lived in hiding with his parents and sister.
Eddie’s family were arrested and murdered in 1943, and Eddie was sent on a death march but once again escaped and hid in a forest until June 1945 he was finally rescued by advancing American troops.
From inception in 1992, Eddie has volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Sydney Jewish Museum said “Eddie’s impact, as the ‘happiest man on earth’ will be felt for generations.
Australia had lost a giant says Josh Frydenberg. He dedicated his life to educating others about dangers of intolerance and importance of hope.
He has been married for 73 years to Flore, with two sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be forever remembered and greatly missed.