Nate Leipciger was born in Chorzów, Poland, in 1928. He immigrated to Toronto with his father in 1948, where he attended high school and eventually obtained a university degree in engineering. In 1982, Nate chaired the Toronto Holocaust Remembrance Committee, later becoming an executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress National Holocaust Remembrance Committee. Nate was a member of the International Council to the Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau for fifteen years and has been an educator on March of the Living trips to Poland and Israel for fifteen years.
Bio last updated April 30th, 2019.
Articles by Nate Leipciger
My visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
By Nate Leipciger
October 3, 2016
A Holocaust survivor shares tears with Prime Minister Trudeau at the place he came closest to death, and reflects on his past suffering.
On July 10, 2016, I walked with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau through the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau where, at age 15, I confronted death for the first but not for the last time When Prime Minister Trudeau and I shed tears together in Auschwitz-Birkenau, never have I been more grateful for the welcome given to me by my adopted land, never have I been prouder to be a citizen of our beloved country, Canada