Nancy Kleinberg

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“History should never be allowed to repeat itself. And G-d forbid if it does; this Generation should not go like sheep to the slaughter. But I am sure that they won’t because of March of the Living. I’m sure that this will never happen again.”


Nancy Kleinberg was born on April 20, 1927 in Wierzbnik, Poland. She had five brothers. In 1941, her family was forced to move into the town ghetto. In July 1944, Nancy was separated from her family, and deported to Auschwitz; where she stayed for six months, until being forced out on a death march in January 1945. After a three-day march she arrived at Bergen Belsen. On April 15, 1945, Nancy was liberated with her aunt. Days after liberation, she found Howard lying in a pile of corpses, almost dead. Nancy recognized him as being a friend of her brother, and Nancy nursed Howard back to health. After going their separate ways post war, Nancy and Howard reconnected in Toronto in 1947. They married in 1950; have four children, 11 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Nancy and Howard were showcased on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2011 with having one of the world’s greatest love stories.