Holocaust survivor’s thoughts on Schindler
NEW YORK — One of the youngest Holocaust survivors saved by Oskar Schindler has a book deal for a manuscript completed shortly before he died.
Leon Leyson’s “The Boy On the Wooden Box” will be published by Atheneum on Aug. 27. According to Atheneum, the book will provide an “unprecedented perspective” on Schindler, the industrialist credited with helping to save more than 1,000 Jews during World War II.
His story was immortalized in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List.”
Leyson traveled nationwide to tell his story of life under the Nazis. He was 13 when Schindler rescued him from a Polish ghetto.
He died at age 83 in January, the day after Atheneum received his manuscript.
Palin writing book about faith, Christmas
NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has a book coming out about Christmas. The former Republican vice presidential candidate has a deal with HarperCollins for “A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas,” set for November. HarperCollins says the book will call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance.
“Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” Palin said in a statement.
The book will advocate reserving Jesus Christ in Christmas. Palin “will share personal memories ... and why the celebration of Jesus Christ’s nativity is the centerpiece of her faith.”