The Boy on the Wooden Box - Chapter 10, Epilogue, and Afterward Summary & Analysis

Leon Leyson
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Chapter 10. The Leyson family traveled back to Krakow only to discover that many of the remaining citizens of the city were shocked to see that any of the Jews had survived. There was a great deal of tension between the gentiles and the Jews. It eventually culminated in a riot on August 11, 1945 when a gentile boy claimed some Jews had tried to kill him.

The Leyson family learned that their home village, Narewka, had been raided by an SS squad and all the Jews were killed, including their extended family and eldest son, Hershel. Leyson’s brother David and sister Pesza moved to Czechoslovakia to begin a new life. Leyson and his parents also decided to leave Poland, ending up in a displaced persons camp in Wetzlar, Germany. During his time there, Leyson made friends and renewed his education. In 1949, Leyson...

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