Thomas will speak about his book 'Hanns and Rudolf' at the Congregation Habonim synagogue in Toronto.
This event is co-sponsored by Congregation Habonim, March of the Living Canada and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
When: 8pm, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Where: Congregation Habonim, 5 Glen Park Avenue (one block north of Bathurst and Glencairn)
It was only at Hanns Alexander's funeral in 2006 that Thomas Harding discovered that his great-uncle was responsible for arresting Rudolf Höss, the Kommandant of Auschwitz. Thomas spent the next six years researching the story that became the book Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew who Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz. Hanns and Paul Alexander were twin brothers born in Berlin 1917, and were both refugees from Nazi Germany. Paul, the twin brother of Hanns, is also featured in the book and was an early and active member of Congregation Habonim in Toronto a synagogue founded by German Jewish Holocaust survivors. Join Thomas to hear the rest of Uncle Hanns' astonishing tale.