- WND - http://www.wnd.com -

Youngest 'Schindler's List' survivor dies at 83

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/14/2013 @ 2:50 pm In Diversions,Front Page,World | No Comments

(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.

 


Article printed from WND: http://www.wnd.com

URL to article: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/youngest-schindlers-list-survivor-dies-at-83/

© Copyright 1997-2013. All Rights Reserved. WND.com.