by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson
Leon Leyson was born as Lieb Lezjon. He was a ten-year-old in Poland at the beginning of the Holocaust when the German Nazi’s occupied his town forcing he and his family into the Krakow ghetto. From the ghetto, they were forced to live and work within a labor camp. At age 14, he and four of his family members became part of Oskar Schindler’s historic list of factory workers, thus saving their lives. Leon Leyson speaks boldly about the unimaginable horrors he and his family faced as well as witnessing the murder and brutality of innocent Jews by the Nazis. For six years, he lived in daily fear of his life. Although greatly sadistic and sorrowful, Leyson writes a story of hope. Fueled by the love of family, he had courage and a strong will to live.
Read about one of our darkest times in history by one who lived it, survived, and contributed much to his culture and to our world. And about the courage and generosity of one man, Oskar Schindler, whose bravery and cunning ransomed many lives.