by Tom Tugend
9 hours ago
Holocaust survivor Henryk Schoenker sits in front of the entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in the Polish film “The Touch of an Angel.” screening Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Laemmle’s NoHo Theater in North Hollywood. The documentary tracks the story of Henryk’s father, Leo, who headed the pre-war Jewish community of the Polish town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz). After the Nazi conquest of Poland, Leo Schoenker led efforts to allow Polish Jews to emigrate to Palestine. The award-winning film was directed by Marek Tomasz Pawlowski and produced by Malgorzata Walczak.
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