Hanns F. Skoutajan, author of Uprooted and Transplanted: A Sudeten Odyssey from Tragedy to Freedom, was born in Czechoslovakia and educated at Queen's University and Theological College in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of Muenster in Germany. Ordained into the United Church of Canada in 1956, he has served the church as chaplain and minister, including 16 years as the minister of St. James-Bond United Church in Toronto. In 1986, Queen's University honoured him with a Doctor of Divinity degree. Hanns retired in 1993 and lives in Owen Sound with his wife, Marlene.

Festivals: 2003

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