Living The Dream by Rod Myer
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.'