Eddie Jaku OAM was born Abraham Jakubowicz in Germany in 1920.
In World War II, 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. Eddie volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1992.
Eddie and Flore were married for seventy-five years, with two sons, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He died in October 2021, at the age of 101. His book has been translated into 37 languages and his message continues to be shared around the world.