The Weight of Freedom

By Nate Leipciger and Debórah Dwork

The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

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To avoid thinking I repeated the words “after the war.” The words stuck in my mind like a mantra. After the war. The words blended into the clang of the wheels. Would there ever be an end to the war? It did not seem possible. I could hardly remember when there was no war.

Nate Leipciger, a thoughtful, shy eleven-year-old boy, is plunged into an incomprehensible web of ghettos and concentration and death camps during the German occupation of Poland. Demonstrating incredible strength of character as he struggles to survive, he forges a new, unbreakable bond with his father and yearns for a free future. With memories that remain etched in tragedy and pain even as he looks optimistically to the future, Nate builds a new life in Canada. Introspective and raw, yet ever hopeful, The Weight of Freedom is Nate’s vivid journey through a past that can never be left behind.


Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Reading Age: Adult

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 360

ISBN: 9781897470558

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