Living The Dream
The Story of Victor Smorgon
by Rod Myer
New Holland Publishers, 2000, ISBN 1864366842, colour plates, hardcover, dustjacket
'From humble beginnings as the son of a Ukrainian butcher to becoming one of Australia's leading industrialists and patriarch of the well-known Smorgon family business - this is the fascinating story of Victor Smorgon. Born in the final days of Tsarist Russia, Victor and his family lived under the yoke of anti-sematic oppression. When the Russian Revolution briefly offered freedom to the Jews, Victor's father, Norman led the family into industry - the beginning of the entrepreneurial ethic that would be instilled in Victor and his relatives. But the tumultuous times took a tragic toll on the Smorgon family and, in 1927, Norman led them to Australia.'