Albert Moskovic

Identical Twins Escape the Reach of Dr. Mengele

Twin boys, Albert and Robert Moskovic, survived the clutches of Dr. Mengele and came to Canada to rebuild their lives.

Albert Moskovic and his twin brother, Robert, were born in 1941 in Brussels, Belgium, to a large, happy family—that is, until the unthinkable happened. With the Nazi invasion, their mother was forced into making a painful decision—to leave her twins in the special nursery Queen Elizabeth of Belgium established to hide Jewish children, effectively rescuing them from the concentration camps or, in Albert’s and Robert’s case, the real possibility of being the subjects of Dr. Mengele’s twin experiments.

Albert and Robert’s parents, Regina and Avrum, tragically suffered a different fate, as they were transported to Auschwitz. Upon arrival at the concentration camp, Regina was immediately separated from Avrum, who was never seen again.

Regina returned to Belgium alone, and, by a miracle of G-d, was able to locate all of her boys exactly where she hid them. With hope for a new beginning, Regina moved with her children in 1951 to Montreal, Canada, to begin the next chapter of their lives.

In Canada, Albert found new friends and had to adjust to a different world after life in an orphanage setting.

Albert and Robert’s three older brothers were hidden in convents by Righteous gentiles.

Already fluent in French, Albert learned how to speak English. Having survived near death, Albert appreciated every opportunity that he received. He attended primary school and then high school in Montreal. He went on to receive an engineering degree and worked for Canadair and Bombardier for many years. In 1964, Albert married Clara Feig and 13 years later, they had their only daughter, Beth. Today, Albert and Clara are the proud grandparents of three granddaughters, Sabrina, Joelle, and Adele, and one grandson, Max. One day, when his grandchildren are able to understand, Albert plans to share his amazing story of survival with them.