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.
He is the author of The Weight of Freedom.