The Boy On The Wooden Box, by Leon Leyson, is the memoir of Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon), who survived – against all odds – the Holocaust. He was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland, and he and his family were forced into the Krakow Ghetto.
By miraculous intervention, Leyson survived the war due to the compassion and morality of, perhaps, the most famous righteous gentile: Oskar Schindler. With sympathy and generosity, Schindler added the names of Leon, his mother, father, and two of his four siblings to what would become famously known as “Schindler’s List.”
This is the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child – and Leon was the youngest of all of Schindler’s workers.
This is a memoir of courage, determination, hope, perseverance, and miracles in a dark, cruel, painful, and perverse world.
A moving, important, riveting and painful read that will have you turn one page quickly after another.
Note: The book is recommended for ages 9-14…It should also be read by adults everywhere.