Canadian PM Visits Auschwitz With Holocaust Survivor

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks on the Ujibashi bridge as he visits at the Ise-Jingu Shrine on May 26, 2016 in Ise, Japan. In the two-day summit, the G7 leaders are scheduled to discuss global issues including counter-terrorism, energy policy, and sustainable development. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the German built Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp following the conclusion of a two-day NATO summit held in Warsaw, Poland.

Trudeau was accompanied by Holocaust survivor and Toronto resident Nate Leipciger.

Leipciger, who was born in Poland in 1928, immigrated to Toronto with his father after their liberation from Auschwitz in 1945 where he attended high school and eventually earned a university degree in engineering.

In 1982, Leipciger became head of the Toronto Holocaust Remembrance Committee and later an executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress National Holocaust Remembrance Committee, according to the Azriel Foundation website.

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