Analysis Of The Boy On The Wooden Box

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Rescued Approximately 6 million Jewish people died in the in a deadly swathe across Europe known as the Holocaust. They met their end gassed in chambers, starving in concentration camps, and killed for sport. Oskar Schindler spared the lives of many, including a 10 year old boy named Leon Leyson. The memoir The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon, Marilyn, and Elizabeth B. Leyson is the story of Leon’s life and his survival of the Holocaust. It is a look into the past of what was happening during this cruel time while the advance reviews explain the relevance of the Holocaust and the impact it had on society.
The Holocaust has a dark background full of murder and controlling the lives of anyone the least bit different from the Aryan race.
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The ghettos’ conditions were filthy and too many people were crammed in the same space with little sustenance. Concentration camps is where people were sent to from the ghettos or just a mass amount of people they did not know what to do with. At concentration camps, they are crammed into little sheds to sleep, starved, and worked until they bled. After they are worked to the brim and could not work anymore, they are gassed in the chamber by the thousands. The Jewish population played a key role in society during this time in Europe. When Hitler invaded towns, he and the Nazis controlled the life of all Jews and minorities or just anyone different, which included employment, education, and economy (“How” 1). Making them wear stars to differentiate them from the rest, made them easy to spot. The Nazis tore down their entire lives by destroying homes and Jewish owned businesses. The Holocaust killed a…show more content…
He explains the transient situation he went through losing family members. I believe this memoir to be a book that should be read by everyone. We often get caught up in the luxury of our lives not paying attention to our history and past that has greatly affected the world. Once read a child’s innocence or eyes may be opened to what happened and how evil this world has the potential to be. In the book I admired Leon knowing that even going through torturous situations and watching his father beaten right before his eyes and through all the war he continued to be positive and try to look towards the future. Hope is what I think was always in his

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