By David Klassen
Two free public lectures this week at the University of Manitoba will take a look into the life of Leon Layson — a factory worker on “Schindler’s List.”
Leyson was 10-years-old and living with his family in Krakow, Poland, when Germany invaded the country in 1939; soon after the Nazi’s forced Leyson’s family into Krakow’s Jewish Ghetto. It was there that one of Leyson’s older brothers joined his father in an enamelware factory owned by an entrepreneur named Oskar Schindler. Leyson, his mother and sister, were later put on the list of workers as well.
Layson will share his story on what it was like to work in Oskar Schindler’s factory.
“On Schindler’s List: Leon Leyson Remembers” will take place Wednesday, March 3 at 1 p.m. in Room 343, Drake Centre (Asper School of Business) and Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in University Centre, Fort Garry Campus.