Eddie Jaku OAM was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920.
In World War Two, Eddie was imprisoned in Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps. In 1945, he was sent on a 'death march' but escaped. Finally he was rescued by Allied soldiers.
In 1950 he moved with family to Australia where he has lived since. Eddie has volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992.
Eddie has been married to Flore for seventy-four years. They have two sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2020, Eddie celebrated his one hundredth birthday.