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I've read many books on the Holocaust, mostly fiction, but this autobiography written 75 years later, mentioned some things I never knew about. Eddie's father had the foresight to make sure he learned a trade which served him well during his imprisonment and his life.
 
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eliorajoy | 16 other reviews | Mar 27, 2024 |
Beautiful book showing the pure goodness of the author. Highly recommended.
 
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secondhandrose | 16 other reviews | Oct 31, 2023 |
Eddie lived with his family and adorable dachshund, Lulu, in the beautiful city of Leipzig in Germany. But one day, into the sunshine of his childhood crept a dark, heavy cloud. Not a rain cloud. Much worse than that. Adolf Hitler came to power. When Eddie was 18, he was sent to a concentration camp. The story is framed as a conversation between 101-year-old Eddie and his great grandchildren - who are bursting with questions about the life of their Pépé.
 
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Quilt18 | Oct 24, 2023 |
[4.25] It sounds a bit incongruous: An inspirational and uplifting work based on the holocaust — although movie fans were treated to the same unlikely blend in the unforgettable film “Life is Beautiful.” But I digress. Eddie Jaku’s tersely-written memoir is heartwarming, heartbreaking and ultimately enlightening. The holocaust survivor shares important life-lessons — albeit insights that have been explored in many other books. The key takeaway is that happiness is something we can choose regardless of the struggles we face. “Happiness does not fall from the sky,” writes Jaku. “It’s in your hands.”… (more)
 
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