The Boy on the Wooden Box Quotes

Leon Leyson
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After all, I was the youngest of our group, and it was only right that those who were older should go ahead of me. To be honest, I wanted to postpone as long as I could my disappointment if the man to whom I owed so much didn’t remember me.
-- Leon Leyson (Prologue)

Importance: The author went to the airport in Los Angeles in 1965 to be part of a reunion with Oskar Schindler, the man who saved the lives of him, his parents, and his two surviving siblings, during the war. Leyson is afraid Schindler will not remember him since he was only fifteen when they last met.

What made the escapades even more exciting was that my mother had forbidden my going to the river.
-- Leon Leyson (Chapter 1)

Importance: This quote illustrates the carefree, and universally defiant, childhood Leyson had before the war.

What excited me most was the indoor plumbing.
-- Leon Leyson (Chapter 2)

Importance: This quote shows the naivety...

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