When he returned home his family had already gone into hiding and after spending the night asleep in his childhood bed, he woke to ten nazis beating him.
They killed his beloved pet dachshund Lulu, burnt his house down and tried to engrave a swastika on his arm.
In November, 2018 he was taken to Buchenwald and spent time in other camps in France and Belgium between 1939 and 1941.
Over the course of the next few years, Mr Jaku miraculously managed to escape the camps on multiple occasions.
Mr Jaku was born in Germany and experienced the horrors of the nazis at Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II
After one escape, he lived in hiding with his family in an attic similar to that of Anne Frank and her family.
In 1944 Mr Jaku and his family were sent to Auschwitz where his parents were tragically gassed upon arrival as part of the horrific ‘selection’ process carried out by the nazis.
His parents’ fate was sealed by the notorious Dr Josef Mengele who carried out horrific experiments on prisoners, earning him the name the Angel of Death.
Mr Jaku said that after they got off the train to Auschwitz he didn’t want to be separated from his father and so when the new arrivals were split into two lines – those who could work and those who would be sent to their deaths – he switched lines to be with his dad.
‘I was nearly on the truck with my father when one of the stooges standing guard with Mengele said, ”Hey, didn’t he tell you this way? Your father goes by truck and you walk into the camp”. I never saw my father again. He sent him and my mother to the gas chamber,’ he said.
He recalled the horrors of fellow prisoners taking their own lives by running into the electrified fence around the camp, and admitted he considered following them at times.