The boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible... on Schindler's list

Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013, author

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  • Creator Leon Leyson ; with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2013] ©2013
  • Physical Details
    • 231 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • ISBNs 9781442497818, 1442497815, 9781442497832, 1442497831
  • OCLC ocn828892437


  • The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child.
  • 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.


  • Includes bibliographical references.
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