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

Have you ever been told that life is beautiful? Perhaps you have heard this phrase before, and you may have had a hard time believing it. But, what if I told you that a man who survived the Holocaust – one of the darkest times in human history – believes that life is indeed beautiful and that he is the “happiest man on earth”? Meet Eddie Jaku, an inspirational figure whose life story is chronicled in his memoir, appropriately titled, The Happiest Man on Earth.

In this New York Times bestseller, Eddie Jaku shares his life story as a Holocaust survivor, paying tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom, and living his best possible life. Eddie was born in Leipzig, Germany, into a Jewish family, and was just a teenager when his world was turned upside down. On November 9, 1938, during the violent and terrifying Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, Eddie was beaten by SS thugs, arrested, and sent to a concentration camp where he remained for the next seven years.

For seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors in Buchenwald, Auschwitz, and finally on a forced death march during the Third Reich’s final days. The Nazis took everything from him – his family, his friends, and his country. But, they did not break his spirit. Against all the odds, Eddie found the will to survive. He made a promise to himself that he would smile every day in gratitude for the precious gift he was given and to honor the six million Jews murdered by Hitler.

Today, at 100 years of age, Eddie calls himself the “happiest man on earth” despite all he has suffered. In his remarkable memoir, Eddie shares his wisdom and reflects on how he has led his best possible life, talking warmly and openly about the power of gratitude, tolerance, and kindness. He shows us that life can indeed be beautiful, and we should cherish each day we have been given.

The Happiest Man on Earth is filled with Eddie’s insights on friendship, family, health, ethics, love, and hatred, and the simple beliefs that have shaped him. This book offers timeless lessons for readers of all ages, especially young people today. Eddie’s story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder that we always have the choice to be happy and to live our best lives.

What I loved about Eddie’s memoir is that it is not just a harrowing tale of a Holocaust survivor. Instead, it is a heartwarming story of resilience, hope, and most importantly, love. Eddie credits the love of his fellow prisoners, who were all going through the same horrors, as the reason he survived. Even in the darkest of times, Eddie found love and goodness in others, and that is how he has led his life.

Eddie’s memoir is not just a book but a guide to living a happy life. His wisdom is practical, and anyone can apply it to their lives. For instance, one of the lessons he shares in his book is on the power of forgiveness. Eddie forgave his captors, and he encourages others to do the same. He says, “forgiving is not for the sake of the person who has hurt you; it is for your own peace of mind.”

The Happiest Man on Earth is a slim volume, with just 212 pages, but it is packed with life lessons that will stay with you forever. Eddie’s storytelling is engaging, and he writes with an easy-going style that is both accessible and inspiring. The book is perfect for those who are looking for a quick read that will leave them feeling inspired and motivated.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a book that will uplift your spirits and inspire you to live your best life, then look no further than The Happiest Man on Earth. Eddie Jaku’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the beauty of life. The book is a reminder that no matter how hard life gets, there is always hope, and we should cherish each day we have been given. I highly recommend this book to everyone, regardless of their age, race, or religion. Trust me; Eddie’s book will leave you feeling happy and grateful for all that you have.
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