Author Yaakov Barzilai survived the Holocaust in Bergen Belsen concentration camp to tell the stories of his father, his school friends, and the neighborhood children he used to play with. He escaped a death sentence to go from door to door and see who returned, and who did not. He went on to become a writer and poet, and his every word educates us to commemorate his people.
Yaakov has written 15 books, and the songs he has written are played and sung in orchestras and choirs in Israel and beyond.
Yaakov’s soul is scarred, his body is tortured, and yet his humorous outlook on life persists. He has made the commemoration of the Holocaust his life’s work.