Monday, July 13, 2020
Nathan Leipciger was born in Chorzow, Poland, in 1928. He survived the Sosnowiec Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Funfteichen, Gross Rosen, Flossenberg, Leonberg, Muhldorf am Inn and Waldlager (two subcamps of Dachau). Nathan and his father were liberated on May 2, 1945, by the American Army. He immigrated to Canada in 1948, where he attended high school and eventually obtained a university degree in engineering. A founding member and longtime speaker at the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Nathan has also been an educator on March of the Living trips to Poland and Israel for eighteen years. His memoir, The Weight of Freedom, was published in 2015 by the Azrieli Foundation.