Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes


By Ted Benyovits

In 1944, as war looms in Nazi-allied Hungary, twelve-year-old Tibor dreams of freedom in the Jewish homeland. He joins a Zionist youth organization, acting as a courier for the group and delivering false identity papers to Jews in Budapest. When the war ends, communism arises as a new threat, but this time Tibor is able to follow his dream of freedom to Israel and later to Canada.

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About the Author

Tibor (Ted) Benyovits was born in Budapest in 1932. He immigrated to Israel in 1949, where he met his wife, Miriam; they moved to Canada in 1962, and Ted established a machine shop in Toronto. Now living in Thornhill, Ontario, Ted and Miriam have two children and three grandchildren.

Product Information

  • Release: June 15, 2018
  • $14.95 Paperback
  • 208 Pages with Photos
  • 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781988065328

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.