Leib Lejzon

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Leib Lejzon

Leib Lejzon also known as Leon Leyson was born on September 15th 1929. Leon and his family lived in a small town called Narwka, which was located in Poland. Leon had three brothers, and one sister. There names were Hershel, Tslig, David, and Pesza. Leon's father took a job working in a factory in a near by town called Krokow. During this time the Germans started to move into Poland and began to take it over. Each week new rules came about. As time progressed it was evident that things were turning for the worst. The Nazi's relocated the Leyson family in the ghettos that were controlled by the Germans. It was not soon after relocating to the ghettos that the Leyson family would be split up and sent to consentration camps. Leon got split up from his family and had to learn how to be a survivor in such harsh conditions alone. He took risks that could have cost him his life. Leon is a survivor of one of history's most tragic events to have ever occured. After forty years, Leon Leyson speaks out about the poor living conditions, the lack of food, the jobs they were entitled to do, and the friendship of Oskar Schindler, a German Nazi, who saved Leon's life. He shares his experiences with the world in his memoir, The Boy on the Wooden Box.

Leon Leyson had many accomplishments in his life time. Below are some of his major accomplishments. 1. Holocaust Survivor2. Joined the United States Army3. Graduated from California State University in Los Angeles. 4. Married Lis Leyson in July of 19655. Had children of his own and named them Stacy & Daniel6. Received the Honorary doctorate at Chapman University in 2011. 7. Had Grandchildren.

Interview with Leon Leyson

Leib LejzonA.K.ALeon Leyson1929-2013


A Holocaust Survivor tells his story...in his memoir called,The Boy on the Wooden Box

Leon Leyson working in Schindler's factory

Introducing:The Boy on the Wooden Box

Leon with his parents


Leon's identification cardfor the concentration camps


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