Leon Leyson, who was the youngest of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by Oscar Schindler, has died in Southern California at 83.
His daughter, Stacy Wilfong, tells the Los Angeles Times that Leyson died Saturday in Whittier from lymphoma.
Leyson was nearly 10 when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. He lost two brothers during the Holocaust but was protected by Schindler and at 13 worked in his factory. Dubbed “Little Leyson,” he was so short that he stood on a box to operate machinery.