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The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm / Home Box Office.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorHome Box Office (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : Home Box Office, [2018]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description1 online resource (1 video file (18 min., 46 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Contents Introduction: The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm (1:27); Life Before WWII (3:38); Targeting Jewish People (3:59); Nazi's, Labor Camps, and Death Camps (4:26); Death March and Liberation (3:15); Credits: The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm (1:50); test2 (2:09);
Abstract Directed and produced by seven-time Emmy® Award winner Amy Schatz, and featuring animation from award winning artist Jeff Scher, this 19-minute documentary shines a light on the tender relationship between an inquisitive American boy and his great-grandfather, a Polish-born Jew who lost both his parents to the Nazis, but was able to survive Auschwitz and make his way to America at the end of WWII. When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather Jack about the number tattooed on his arm, the boy’s question sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that embraces happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving the concentration camps, and finding a good and new life in America. Interwoven with haunting historical footage, photos, and hand-painted watercolor animation by Jeff Scher, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm is both a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust, and a heartwarming story of a bond that reaches across generations. An introduction to the Holocaust for children, this gentle yet powerful family film centers on Elliott's love for his beloved great-grandfather and his heartfelt wish to pass to future generations Jack’s memories and lessons from that terrible time, telling a story that must be told while survivors still remain to tell it.
General noteOriginally released by Home Box Office, 2018.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 06, 2018.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Interest grade level 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number146220 Infobase

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