Boy on the Wooden Box
By: Alicia, Braylen, and Lily
Leons Dream Vacation Stay
If Leon went on vacation we believe he would go to a resort on the beach. Leon never had a vacation growing up due to his captivity in Germany. He grew up in a poor family that had more to worry about than taking a trip to the Caribbean. Taking this vacation would allow Leon to relax and not have the worry on his shoulders that the Holocaust put on him.
During Leon's childhood he is forced into the ghetto. During that time he became very close with Mr.Luftig, a man that they shared an apartment with in the ghetto. Mr. Luftig had a passion for the pipes he collected. When the deportations from the ghetto were happening, Mr. Luftig and his family were among some of the thousands deported out. Mr. Luftig left behind the pipes, because he realized he no longer needed them for where he was going. This is seen and felt by the reader on page 93, "A tremor ran down my spine. Mr. Luftig had determined that whatever his destination, he wouldn't be needing his pipes. It was a disturbing omen." Leon would bring the pipes with him on vacation because it was his last piece of memory of the light that helped guide him till the end of his Nazi nightmare.