Leon Leyson (1929-2013): A Tribute

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On exhibition February 19, 2013 - January 21, 2014 on the First Floor North of the Pollak Library.


This exhibit honors long-time educator and Fullerton resident Leon Leyson (1929-2013). Mr. Leyson was a Holocaust survivor who was the youngest survivor on Oskar Schindler's now famous list. Leon was born September 15, 1929, in Narewka, Poland approximately 150 miles northeast of Warsaw. The Nazis invaded Poland in September of 1939, beginning almost seven years of suffering and persecution for the Leyson family. The Leysons were liberated in 1946 and then spent three years in a Displaced Person's camp, and emigrated to the United States in 1949. Mr. Leyson taught Industrial Arts at Huntington Park High School for 39 years before retiring. As a member of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education Advisory Board, Leyson embarked on a speaking career. Leyson shared his story of survival with school groups, universities, and community organizations across California and the nation.


Trish Campbell and Jane Iacovetti are currently serving as members of the Exhibit Program Committee in Pollak Library.

Exhibit Location

On exhibition February 19, 2013 - January 21, 2014, on the First Floor North of the Pollak Library.