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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List

A remarkable memoir of strength and bravery from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler's list.

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ISBN 9781471119682
Barcode 9781471119682
Published 1 May 2014 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Leyson, Leon
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ISBN-13 9781471119682
ISBN-10 1471119688
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 May 2014
International Publication Date 10 April 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Leyson, Leon
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: From C 1900 -
European History
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 180g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Catalogue Code 446721

Description of this Book

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, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory - a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Leon Leyson was one of the youngest members of Schindler's List. He brings a unique perspective to the history of the Holocaust and a powerful message of courage and humanity. Believing that no one would be interested in his story, he rarely spoke about his experiences until the film Schindler's List received worldwide attention. A graduate of Los Angeles City College; California State University, Los Angeles; and Pepperdine University, he taught at Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California, for thirty-nine years. In recognition of his many accomplishments as educator and witness to the Holocaust, Mr. Leyson was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Chapman University. Mr. Leyson passed away in January 2013, leaving behind his wife, Lis; their two children; and six grandchildren.

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