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Youngest Schindler Jew - Part of Off-Ramp's Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend on Off-Ramp, it's a special program dedicated to people who have lived through war ... civilians and military. We're starting with a remarkable conversation with a remarkable man, 81-year old Leon Leyson of Fullerton, who was the youngest Schindler Jew.

(Mia and Camille Hahn, Leon Leyson, and Off-Ramp host John Rabe. Credit: Lis Leyson)

Leon is the most unassuming man you'll meet, but despite a series of events when his life hung in the balance, and the wrong choice would have meant death, he lived through the horrors of the Nazi invasion of Poland, the ghetto, and a concentration camp. He credits luck ... and Oskar Schindler, the industrialist who saved some 1,200 Jews during World War II, including many of Leon's family members.

For Off-Ramp, Leyson is interviewed by his daughter-in-law Camille Hahn. Listen. Have your kids listen. And I'll let you know later about the other pieces in our Memorial Day special.