Sam Weisberg (1927-2019) was born in Silesia, Poland, and spent the majority of his teenage years in Plaszow and several other concentration camps. He was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. His ability to speak numerous languages fluently (including German) is the main reason why he was able to survive the Holocaust.
Left an orphan at the tender age of 17, Sam made it a priority in his life to educate people of the horrendous living conditions the Jews endured in Eastern Europe during the 1930’s and 1940’s. An expert in the field, he has given countless lectures to schools and synagogues throughout Toronto, Canada. Sam's story, Carry the Torch, was published in December 2018 by the Azreili Foundation as part of the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.
Sam served as a Historic Consultant for “The World That Was” until his death in January 2019. Many past participants "met" Sam Weisberg as he often joined our tours to Poland via Skype, where he recalled his heartbreaking, yet remarkable story.