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Youngest 'Schindler's List' survivor dies at 83

German industrialist saved 1,100 Jews from Nazis

(DAILY MAIL) The youngest Jewish refugee to be saved from the Holocaust by Oskar Schindler has died. 

Leon Leyson, 83, was just 13 when he was taken on as a Schindler employee, he went on to live in Los Angeles, served in the U.S. army and worked as a teacher in industrial arts – keen to give something back to his adoptive country. 

Living in Krakow, he was 10 when the Nazis invaded Poland. Jews were forced to live in a ghetto but Leyon’s father, Morris was one of the few men allowed out to work, NBC News reports.

 

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