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02:52 PM on 01/14/2013
Rest in peace sir, you have earned it. I hope as humans we never forget what happened in those years. Both the bad and the good. It must never happen again
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02:39 PM on 01/14/2013
Mr Leyson was a testament to human spirit. Your courage during this horrific time inspires me to never give up, even when things go wrong. I will say kaddish for you.
02:34 PM on 01/14/2013
For many years Mr. Leyson came to the Catholic Church where I work, to speak to our junior high students. He was a truly amazing and inspirational man. May he rest in peace.
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02:29 PM on 01/14/2013
Thanks to a german for saving her life
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07:39 PM on 01/14/2013
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10:00 AM on 01/16/2013
Many Germans did not side with the Nazis. Those that could get out of Germany did so. Those that couldn't played it cool just to survive themselves. Werner Klemperer of Hogan's Heroes fame, and his family fled to England with nothing more than the clothes they wore. He ultimately settled in Seattle, WA. One year he was asked to be the grand marshall of a parade. During the parade people screamed "Nazi" at him. That hurt him to his dying day.
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02:26 PM on 01/14/2013
It seems Mr. Leyson forgave his fellow man for the atrocities against him, his family & the Jews. What a kind soul. I would have loved to have been able to sit down and chat with him. God bless you, Mr. Leyson.
02:08 PM on 01/14/2013
I am so sorry to hear this death!!!! Wendylyn
02:01 PM on 01/14/2013
WE should NEVER forget this time of history.
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08:50 PM on 01/14/2013
You are correct, Karen. We must never forget because it could happen again.
01:56 PM on 01/14/2013
Shalom, Mr. Leyson.
01:48 PM on 01/14/2013
God bless you Mr.Leyson.Rest in Peace.We will not forget.
01:46 PM on 01/14/2013
As a Christian, I stand in awe of you, Sir. Rest in Peace.
01:07 PM on 01/14/2013
RIP Mr. Leyson. Never Forget! As we move on in time fewer and fewer survivors of the atrocities committed during the holocaust remain. More important than ever to never forget.
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01:00 PM on 01/14/2013
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12:52 PM on 01/14/2013
Schindler visited Los Angeles shortly before his death and Leyson was with a group of Jews who went to the airport to greet him. Leyson began to introduce himself. "I know who you are," Schindler said with a grin. "You're Little Leyson.">> Awesome that 30 years later Schindler knew him even though he was a grown man then, I am sure that the people on the list became like Schindler's family during a horrible time on our history. Same with this part of the story....
"Little Leyson" and at 13 he was so short that he stood on a box to work machinery. He was weak from hunger, so Schindler doubled his rations.>> Schindler did what he could to make life bearable and while he had to work them he knew it was keeping them alive because they were useful, it was one of many touching stories during this horrific time.
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12:52 PM on 01/14/2013
So many stories of survival in the face of institutionalized evil are just amazing. Schindlers's List along with The Pianist are in my movie library. Every once in a while, I have to watch them, to remind myself not to be silent in the face of injustice. Even small ones. Hatred and ignorance are the real enemies.
03:55 PM on 01/14/2013
I always wondered what the movie, "The Pianist" was about. Now, your post has made me decide to go out and get it.

As for " Schindler's List" that movie really "moved" me.

For some reason, ever since I've been a little girl of 12 years old, I've been very interested in teh Jewish experience. That interest never left me and is still there today.
12:36 PM on 01/14/2013
RIP Leyson. You were a great inspiration. I wish Schindler would have saved more Jews. My people. Too much hatrid in the world. Now it's the Arabs. We need peace in the world. Shalom Leyson
05:47 PM on 01/14/2013
From seeing the movie, it seemed like Mr. Schindler felt the same way, that he wished he had done more to save more people.
12:37 AM on 01/15/2013
Don't forget others, like J.D. Walenberg and Irena Sandler saved Jews too.