"The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm" Shares the Lessons of the Holocaust through the Conversation of a Young Boy with his Great-Grandfather

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24 January 2018
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The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm
Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of HBO
"The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm"
Premieres Saturday, January 27 at 6 PM ET/PT on HBO

          When ten-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz and finding a new life in America.
 
          Directed and produced by Emmy® winner Amy Schatz, the short film THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM interweaves haunting historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.
 

          Presented by HBO with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the short film debuts on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, exclusively on HBO. This gently powerful family documentary centers on Elliott's love for his beloved great-grandfather and his wish to keep Jack’s memories and lessons from that terrible time alive. “His story has changed a lot of people,” he says. “You need to know it to understand and stop it from happening in future generations.”  Jack’s story is brought to life through documentary and archival footage and stills, as well as the dynamic rotoscope animation of acclaimed artist Jeff Scher.
 

 
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