The Boy on the Wooden Box Setting & Symbolism

Leon Leyson
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Armbands

All the Jews in Krakow were required to purchase and wear a white armband with a blue Star of David on it in order to quickly identify them to Germans and gentiles. This rule applied only to those over twelve, so Leyson was exempt because he was only ten. He used this exemption to disobey many of the rules that applied to Jews, but was eventually caught and punished.

Deutsche Emalwarenfabrik

Deutsche Emalwarenfabrik, or German Enamel Works, is the name of Schindler’s factory in Krakow, Poland.

Glass Factory

Moshe Lejzon worked for a glass factory in his home village, Narewka. When the factory moved to Krakow, he was one of a few employees allowed to move with it. In time, Moshe moved his family to Krakow and that is where they lived when the war began.

Brush Factory

While living in the Krakow ghetto, Leyson got...

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