- Tapa dura: 231 páginas
- Editor: Atheneum Books (27 de agosto de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1442497815
- ISBN-13: 978-1442497818
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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible...on Schindler's List (Inglés) Tapa dura – 27 ago 2013
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"Tragic remembrances of war's sufferings often go untold. However, if we are to "study war no more" we need to hear them. After long silence Leon Leyson has written his World War II memoir. I am an African American veteran of World War II. I survived the invasion of Normandy. Leon Leyson's story returned me to a time when the life of each step could be one's last. THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX is a heartbreaking story that ends, mercifully, with a heart restored."--Ashley Bryan, multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, and former GI.
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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, 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 rancor, 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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Leon (Leib) Leyson was born in 1930 to Moshe and Chanah Lejson in Narewka, Poland. Narewka is in the northeastern part of Poland near Bialystok. He was the youngest of five children. His oldest brother was Hershel; then Tsalig; his sister, Pesza; his brother, David; and finally, Leib. Their father worked in a glass factory which was later moved to Krakow. Their father went with the factory and only came home to Narewka once every six months. Hershel eventually went with his father but rarely came home as he preferred the city. Finally, Moshe had enough money to send for his family and they thus moved to Krakow.
When the war broke out, Moshe and Hershel headed back to Narewka thinking it would be safer for them back there. Chanah and the children stayed in Krakow. On the way, Moshe had second thoughts of leaving Chanah and returned to Krakow. Hershel continued on to Narewka. Moshe went to work for Schindler with David. Pesza went to work for an electrical factory near Schindler’s factory. Tsalig and Leib were left to try to find food for themselves and their mother. Tsalig and his girlfriend, Miriam, were taken in a raid and placed on a train to Belzac. Chanah and Leib were eventually taken separately to Plaszow. Here Leib was on his own. He did make contact with his Father and Mother but only briefly. His Father told him he would try to get Schindler to take them into his company. Eventually, Leib and Chanah were on the list of thirty Jews to be added to Schindler’s business. At the last minute, Leib’s name was crossed off the list.
The Lejson family survived under Schindler’s protection. They lost their brothers Hershel and Tsalig as well as numerous other family members. Three of Chanah’s four siblings moved to America before the war broke out. It was with their help that Leib and his parents finally came to California. Daniel and Pesza eventually migrated to Israel after separating from their family after the war.
Upon coming to America after the war, Leib (now Leon) eventually finished his education after being in the Army. He became a teacher and taught for 39 years. He eventually got his PHD as well as an honorary degree from Chapman University. It wasn’t until Schindler’s List came out that anyone knew he was a Holocaust survivor. It was then he began telling his story to any group who asked him. After raising a son and daughter and having six grandchildren, Leon died in January, 2013.
This book is excellently written and is one of the better memoirs written specifically with younger children in mind. However, due to the subject matter, I do not recommend it for anyone younger than middle school read it. However, it should be on the middle and junior high school shelves to be used in conjunction with Anne Frank. Various lesson plans and novel studies are available for this memoir.