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The Resource The touch of an angel, Henryk Schönker ; translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy

The touch of an angel, Henryk Schönker ; translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy

Label
The touch of an angel
Title
The touch of an angel
Statement of responsibility
Henryk Schönker ; translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"The Touch of an Angel is the extraordinary story of a child's survival of the Holocaust. Henryk Schönker was born into a Jewish family in Kraków, Poland in 1931, but when he was a small boy, his family moved to Oświęcim, renamed Auschwitz during the German occupation. At the height of Nazi oppression, when nothing but luck and a strong will to survive could save Jewish people, both he and his family managed to escape death, even in the cauldron of the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Schönker's testimony reveals an even more astonishing fact, however: the town of Oświęcim could have become the departure point for a mass emigration of Jewish people instead of the place of their annihilation. Documents included with the narrative provide support for this claim. Although he was only a child at the time, Henryk Schönker's life experience was the Holocaust. Even so, death and the threat of death are not the focus of this memoir. Instead, Schönker, with a touching personal style, chooses to focus on how life can defy destruction, how spirituality can protect physical existence, and how real the presence of higher powers can be if one never loses faith. His story has been made into an award-winning documentary film in Polish and German, The Touch of an Angel, directed by Marek T. Pawłowski"--
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Is translation of
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schönker, Henryk
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.P63
LC item number
S3413 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilroy, Scotia
Series statement
Jewish lives in Poland
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schönker, Henryk
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
Target audience
adult
Label
The touch of an angel, Henryk Schönker ; translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the KARTA Center Foundation and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews" -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oświęcim -- Kraków -- Wieliczka -- Tarnów -- Bochnia -- Bergen-Belsen -- Tröbitz
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780253050342
Lccn
2019050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030405213
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1129100227
  • (OCoLC)1129100227
  • 2073535
Label
The touch of an angel, Henryk Schönker ; translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the KARTA Center Foundation and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews" -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oświęcim -- Kraków -- Wieliczka -- Tarnów -- Bochnia -- Bergen-Belsen -- Tröbitz
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780253050342
Lccn
2019050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030405213
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1129100227
  • (OCoLC)1129100227
  • 2073535

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