The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon LeysonThis is a remarkable memoir by Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Check it out!

The Book

A story of bravery and fight life, this book, the only memoir issued by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly catches the innocence of a kid who faces the unimaginable.

Leon Leyson (Leib Lezjon) was only ten when the Nazis took over Poland and pushed many families to relocate to the ghetto in Krakow.

Luckily enough and with grit, and perseverance, Leyson survived Nazis’ cruel treatment, mainly by insane Amon Goeth, commander the Krakowian concentration camp.

Finally, the generosity and cunning of Oskar Schindler saved Leon Leyson and his family by adding their names to the list of workers in his factory; The list that later became world notable as the Schindler’s List.

Related with great dignity and an extraordinary lack of bitterness and venom, The Boy on the Wooden Box is a journal of positive legacy, a bestseller book different from anything you’ve ever seen.

The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List Book Cover The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
Leon Leyson
Children | Non-Fiction | Biographies | History | Young Adults
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Reprint edition (August 18, 2015)
kindle, hardcore, paperback, audible
256
Marilyn J. Harran, Elisabeth B. Leyson
9 - 14 years
4 - 9


Review

This book is a touching and disturbing account that lets the reader have a deep look at the intense heartache of a Jewish family in WWII.

The work is a detailed account of a family's survival of the Holocaust, accurate enough to move the reader, yet not so dark as to terrify kids.

This book is suitable for any middle schooler that could be shared with parents for discussion on the matter.

While riveting, the story is told in the voice Leon Leyson depicts his family's struggle to survive the inhuman conditions,  repeated disappointments, and loss of loved ones.

The author ends with a great testimony to hope and healing.

Leon's duty in the U.S. military and following successful life together with family and friends in the US is a praise to his optimism and mental strength.

 

Please feel free to leave a comment.

[cta id='1969']

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *