Hanka’s Tattoo is the story of one New York City family, whose entire identity and lifestyle is still heavily influenced by the atrocities suffered by their mother and grandmother during the Holocaust. The film is an intimate, multi-generational examination of this family of survivors and their continued struggle with the atrocities of the war and its affects on generation after generation.
During World War II, the Jewish Hanka Fruchtman was imprisoned in Auschwitz. She was branded with the number A14978.
Hanka wore a band-aid over her tattoo, didn't want to talk about it, and rarely shared her experiences with her family. Her grandchildren; “never really saw it”. Her children and grandchildren share stories and explore how the tattoo molded who they are today and how it shaped their own families.