Leon Leyson 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, Leon was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, that saved Leon Leyson's life and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings. Schindler added their names to the list of workers in his factory, a list that became known around the world.
This, the only memoir published by a former "Schindler's list" child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who experiences the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of anger and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson's telling.