Luke, a high school student, has become interested in learning about the Holocaust after watching historical black and white footage. He partners with Alabama Public Television to film an interview with Max Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor, with hopes of going beyond the history books. Max tells a compelling story of being rounded up and sent to Auschwitz where he was separated from his parents and sister. He never saw them again. Luke grapples with his own emotions as he hears this first-person account of the extermination of Jews at Auschwitz. He comes to realize that old black and white footage of the Holocaust is a record of real people who suffered as Max suffered. He comes to realize the enormity of suffering caused by the Holocaust.