A 10-year-old asks his great-grandfather an innocent question.
Ordinary people facing the extraordinary are the heart of exceptional documentaries, and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is proud to present four such films, followed by conversations with their subjects. Designed by Sheila Nevins, former president of HBO Documentary Films.
THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM
Wednesday, March 13
Elliott Saiontz adored his 90-year-old great-grandfather Jack, especially Jack’s stories about soccer games and collecting hats during his childhood in Poland. But when the 10-year-old asked about the tattoo on his arm, Jack had to find a way to tell Elliott about the other side of his life: the ghetto, the loss of his family and surviving Auschwitz.
After the film, Stacey Saiontz (Elliott’s mother), Amy Schatz (producer) and Jeff Scher (animator) will join in conversation with Sheila Nevins.
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