A Name Unbroken

A Name Unbroken

14.95

By Michael Mason

Miklos Friedman grows up learning to take risks and seize opportunities. In 1944, as Germany occupies Hungary, he must draw on his wits to survive. Torn from his family, forced first into labour, then into a ghetto, and ultimately sent to Auschwitz and Mühldorf, fifteen-year-old Miklos never stops fighting to change his fate. After the war, as he reclaims his dignity and tirelessly speaks out against antisemitism, a chance meeting in Toronto leads him to discover the power of his new name.

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About the Author

Michael Mason was born as Miklos Friedman in Beregszász, Czechoslovakia, in 1928. In 1948, to immigrate to Canada, he took on the identity of Miklos Moskovits, later changing his name to Michael Mason in response to antisemitic hiring practices. In Canada, Michael worked in a variety of businesses before opening his own dental office in 1973. Michael Mason lives in Toronto.

Product Information

  • Release: September 1, 2015
  • $14.95 Paperback
  • 144 Pages
  • 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781897470565

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The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

Since the end of World War II, over 30,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors have immigrated to Canada. Who they are, where they came from, what they experienced and how they built new lives for themselves and their families is an important part of our Canadian heritage. The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs is guided by the conviction that each survivor of the Holocaust has a remarkable story to tell, and that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity. Millions of individual stories are lost to us forever. By preserving the stories written by survivors and making them widely available to a broad audience, the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs series seeks to sustain the memory of all those who perished at the hands of hatred, abetted by indifference and apathy. The personal accounts of those who survived against all odds are as different as the people who wrote them, but all demonstrate the courage, strength, wit and luck that it took to prevail and survive in such terrible adversity. The memoirs are also moving tributes to people – strangers and friends – who risked their lives to help others, and who, through acts of kindness and decency in the darkest of moments, frequently helped the persecuted maintain faith in humanity and courage to endure. These accounts offer inspiration to all, as does the survivors’ desire to share their experiences so that new generations can learn from them. Recognizing that most survivor memoirs never find a publisher, the Azrieli Foundation established the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program to collect, archive and publish these distinctive records.