Leon Leyson Writing Styles in The Boy on the Wooden Box

Leon Leyson
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Structure

The memoir is divided into ten chapters, a prologue, epilogue, and afterward. The prologue introduces the reader to the themes of the book by showing the reader how the author, Leyson, came to meet Schindler again when he arrived in Los Angeles for a reunion with some of the Jews he saved during the war. The memoir then goes back in time to tell Leyson’s story. Schindler does not play a big part in Leyson’s memoir, but he plays the most important part, the man behind the scenes who saved Leyson, his parents, and his surviving siblings from the concentration camps of World War II.

The epilogue is the author’s chance to tell the reader what happened to him in the more than sixty years that had passed since the war ended. It is a simple tale, one that is buried in minutia. The...

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