By Marek Tomasz PAWŁOWSKI

TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014

This shocking documentary is the personal story of Henryk Schönker, a Jew from the emblematic town of Oswiecim – Auschwitz.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Director(s)
    • Marek Tomasz PAWŁOWSKI
    • Synopsis
    • In 1939, Henryk Schönker's father was the chairman of the Jewish community, whose task was to organize the Bureau of Emigration of Jews to Palestine at the behest of the German military authorities several months before the idea of the creation of the Auschwitz Camp.
      This chance for legal immigration to save thousands of people has
      been completely unknown to the world at large. It poses difficult questions: in the face of one nation’s plight, how should other nations and individuals behave. Countries that could have saved Jews were
      silent, while individuals who didn’t have those capabilities risked their own lives, facing the most difficult choices for the sake of another person.
      The film is a creative documentary that combines various types of visuals in an experimental way. It is a kind of journey into the past creating short, silent impressions with imaginative staging and newly
      styled use of archival material.