A previously-unknown audacious scheme, a surprising Toronto connection, and a daring rescue by a committee of ultra-Orthodox Jews led by a remarkable woman named Recha Sternbuch.
Holocaust historian Max Wallace will reveal newly discovered archival documents proving that the Orthodox Committee enlisted a former Swiss President to deceive SS chief Heinrich Himmler into terminating the Final Solution in November 1944, a full six months before the end of the war, thus saving approximately 300,000 Jews.
Max Wallace, filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author, worked for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. The CJN described his book In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust as "an impressive piece of historical scholarship and a very compelling chapter of Holocaust history."
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