“Life is for the living. You have to go on, and make the best you can out of your present situation and utilize your tools”
— Nate Leipciger
Mental health is a different story across generations, and on today’s episode of What’s In Your Toolbox: An Honest Discussion on Mental Health, host Bobby K. has a conversation with Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger about the tools he cultivated to survive.
One of Nate’s survival skills, awareness, helped him during his time in Auschwitz, and then in his early years in Canada. Learning new rules every day, helped to keep him from standing out, and ultimately being freed at the end of WWII.
You’ll definitely want to tune into this episode to hear Nate’s story of survival, and the lessons Nate learned that can be used as mental health tools for many generations to come.
This episode discusses:
✔ How Nate survived the concentration camp
✔ How Nate navigated immigrating to Canada and how the survivor skills he learned helped him
✔ Nate’s mission to educate future generations about the Holocaust
04:31 Meet Nate Leipciger
07:32 Nate’s story
18:50 Coming to Canada
22:19 Nate’s survival toolbox
25:32 The King of Kensington
27:33 Cole’s Notes
29:47 Starting a business
34:20 Educating youth about the Holocaust
40:07 Problem solving
46:21 Nate’s Amazing Support Team
49:53 Wrapping up
Nathan (Nate) Leipciger, who has a B.A. in Science, lived through the horrors of the Holocaust, where he was forced to live and work in Nazi concentration camps, losing his mother and sister, and enduring several closed brushes with death before the end of the Second World War.
Having suffered and witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of hatred and war, Leipciger went on to dedicate his life to educating Canadians and global citizens about the dangers of racism and the importance of tolerance, inclusivity, and dialogue. Through thoughtful stewardship of various institutions involved in Holocaust education, Nate's efforts are credited with educating young generations of Canadians about the Holocaust, and teaching them the virtues of respect and acceptance.
Learn about Nate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Leipciger
Link to Nate’s Book The Weight of Freedom: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=nate+leipciger&hvadid=254863918482&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9104712&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10619440215456575975&hvtargid=kwd-473138502367&hydadcr=10108_10274008&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_5aiccf9sx7_e