A Man Worth Knowing

Overview

The late Hans-Georg Neumann, through his memoirs, has brought alive the history, the culture and the brutal tragedy of 20th-century Germany. While serving under General Erwin Rommel in 1941 as a signals officer, Hans-Georg was captured. Months of confinement in barbed-wire cages in Egypt and South Africa were followed by his eventual imprisonment in a former tuberculosis sanatorium at Gravenhurst, Ontario. Only the presence of a decent Canadian Commandant and his own energy saved his integrity and humanity. With a soldier’s self-discipline and a farm boy’s instinct, Neumann and his fellow prisoners created a farm that fed the camp and nourished their souls.

The author’s story covers his return to Canada in 1950, this time in the company of his bride, Irm, and his subsequent commitment to Canada, his chosen country.

Both distinguished Canadian historian Desmond Morton and Professor Emeritus Rosamond Vanderburgh, believing Neumann’s story to be a compelling addition to wartime history, collaborated with the author in the preparation of his manuscript.

About the Author

Hans-Georg Neumann

Posted by Sarah on December 6, 2014

Hans-Georg Neumann

While serving under General Erwin Rommel in 1941 as a signals officer, Hans-Georg was captured. Months of confinement in barbed-wire cages in Egypt and South Africa were followed by his eventual imprisonment in a former tuberculosis sanatorium at Gravenhurst, Ontario.