Oral history interview with Leon Leyson
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- Leon Leyson
- Thomas Keneally
1995 January 19
2 DVD : MPEG-2.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Paul Preston
Leon Leyson discusses how he kept his Holocaust experience from neighbors and loved ones; the changing attitudes about the Holocaust from generation to generation; his teaching career; how the movie Schindler’s List urged him to start talking about what happened; his feelings about the reemergence of anti-Semitism and hate; his thoughts on European versus American antisemitism; how he presents the Holocaust to teenagers and children; his feelings on hatred and tolerance; his feelings about what happened to him in the Holocaust; keeping his faith during and after the Holocaust; a typical day in the ghetto and the diverse population there; surviving in the ghetto; the lack of negative responses to him telling his story in the local newspapers; and the Krakow ghetto and its fate.
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