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Adult Book Club- The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

- Free

Boy on the Wooden BoxThe Adult Book Club will meet on May 9 at 5:30 pm to discuss the Christopher Award winning memoir, The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.

 

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.

Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Orange City Public Library
Phone:
712-707-4302
Email:
circulationdesk@orangecity.lib.ia.us
Website:
Orangecityiowa.com/residents/library

Venue

Orange City Public Library
112 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041 United States
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Phone:
712-707-4302
Website:
https://orangecityiowa.com/residents/library/
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