MEDIA ADVISORY: The Azrieli Foundation Honours Remembrance Day with Special Presentation to 1,000 High School Students

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2015 /CNW/ -

WHAT: To commemorate Remembrance Day, The Azrieli Foundation will hold a unique ceremony in front of 1,000 Toronto students featuring Holocaust survivor and author Nate Leipciger. Leipciger will speak about the contribution and sacrifices Canadian men and women made during the Second World War as well as his own wartime experiences and liberation.

Leipciger will be speaking at Harbord Collegiate, the school he graduated from sixty-five years ago.

WHO: Survivor and Author Nate Leipciger. Leipciger's memoir, The Weight of Freedom, was recently published through the Azrieli Foundation's Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program. Leipciger has been involved in Holocaust education and commemoration for decades, both in Toronto and internationally. He served on the International Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for 15 years and has guided countless youth on the March of the Living for the past 15 years, returning to Poland to educate about the death camps and Jewish life before the war. Leipciger's activism and his message of courage, hope and resilience resonate with both student and adult audiences.


Harbord Collegiate Institute

286 Harbord Street

Toronto, Ontario


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

10:30-11:30 am

About the Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Foundation is a Canadian philanthropic foundation that supports and operates a range of initiatives and programs in various fields, including Holocaust education and commemoration, scientific and medical research, the promotion of excellence in education and access to education, and the advancement of excellence in architecture, music and the arts.

SOURCE Azrieli Foundation

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For further information: Jessica Gold, Publicist, 647.990.4653,


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