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The Boy on the Wooden Box - a book by Leyson, Leon

The Boy on the Wooden Box

How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List

The Boy on the Wooden Box( 2 customer ratings | )
Author: Leyson, Leon
As told to: Harran, Marilyn J.
Leyson, Elisabeth B.
ISBN:978-1-4424-9781-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Imprint:Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.99
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In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth,...
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Leyson, Leon (Author)
Leon Leyson was born in Narewka, Poland on September 15, 1929. He was almost ten when German forces invaded Poland in 1939. He was one of the youngest members of Schindler's List. He emigrated to the United States in 1949. He graduated from Los Angeles City College; California State University, Los Angeles; and Pepperdine University. He taught at Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California, for 39 years. Believing that no one would be interested in his story, he rarely spoke about his experiences until after the film Schindler's List was released. His children's book, The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible... on Schindler's List, was published after his death. He died in January 2013 at the age of 83.

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