It was Rosh Hashanah 1939 when the Nazis invaded Konin, Poland and marched into Mendel Jakubowicz’s (now Mike Jacobs) synagogue. On that day, everything that Mendel had known, loved and considered precious had
disappeared.
Just a teenager at the time, Mike credits hope, belief and positive thinking for keeping him alive through those five and a half years. In his book Holocaust Survivor: Mike Jacobs’ Triumph Over Tragedy, and through public speaking, we are taught that with those traits and believing that freedom come from within, we are never completely powerless.