Marcel Tenenbaum is a child survivor of the Holocaust and lived through the German occupation of Belgium between May 1940 and September 1944.
After completing grade 1, he went into hiding in 1942 when the Nazis started deporting Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. His parents were denounced to the Nazis in 1944.
He arrived at the Malines gathering camp seventy-two hours after the last train for Auschwitz departed from Belgium.
He was a prisoner for one month and was liberated by British and Canadian troops. He and his parents emigrated from Belgium in 1951 and settled in Montréal, Canada.