- Writers' Voices - 20131004- Daniel Leyson

Boy On the Wooden BoxFor decades, Leon Leyson kept his story of hardship during the Holocaust, and being one of the youngest on Schindler's List, mostly to himself.  Even his children weren't aware of the magnitude of the horrors that their father had experienced. But after the movie, "Schindler's List" came out, Leyson became more open about his history, speaking publicly on almost a weekly basis, at churches, synagogues, schools and community events.  Over and over he heard "you should write a book."  He decided to do just that, and the day after the manuscript was delivered to Atheneum, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Leyson passed away at the age of 83.  

This week on Writers' Voices, Monica and Caroline speak with Leon's son Daniel Leyson, head coach of the UCLA water polo team and former Olympian, about his father's memoir.  Please join us.