Death of Leon Leyson

September 15, 1929 - January 12, 2013
Whittier, California | Age 83

Youngest 'Schindler's List' survivor dies at 83
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WHITTIER, California (AP) — Leon Leyson, who was the youngest of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by Oskar Schindler, has died in California at 83.

His daughter, Stacy Wilfong, tells the Los Angeles Times that Leyson died Saturday from lymphoma.

Leyson was nearly 10 when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. He lost two brothers during the Holocaust but was protected by Schindler and at 13 worked in his factory. Dubbed "Little Leyson," he was so short that he...

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