For the first time in New York City, on Tuesday September 15th at 7:00 P.M. at the Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue @ 34th Street), Leon Leyson, the youngest survivor of Schindler’s List will tell his spell-binding story about how he survived the Holocaust.
In his presentation he will share many remarkable insights and stories from the inner workings of Oskar Schindler’s factory.
Leon Leyson was 13 years old when his father brought him into Oskar Schindler’s enamelware factory. He caught the eye of Schindler, who developed a fondness for the skinny Jewish kid, nicknaming him “Little Leyson” and showed him many kindnesses such as offering him extra food rations and excusing him from night shift when his vision began to fail. Because of Schindler’s heroic actions, Leon, and many other Jews were spared the harsh fate of the Nazi extermination camps.
After the war, Leyson spent three years in a displaced persons camp near Frankfurt, Germany. He came to the U.S. in 1949, served in the U.S. Army and became a high school teacher, a position he held for 39 years. Leyson has been featured in several documentaries and television programs, and continues to share his experiences with schools and community groups.
The event is being organized by Chabad-Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan.
The Cost to attend the lecture is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Please reserve, space is limited. ChabadofMidtown.com