The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
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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. 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.
Ages 9-14. Paperback, 256 pages. 2015, Atheneum Books for Young Readers. By Leon Leyson, Marilynn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson.