September 22, 2019

‘The Touch of an Angel’ screening at Laemmle’s NoHo Theater

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.