Pawel Jesion escaped the Warsaw Ghetto at age 14, leaving his family behind. In his pocket was an identity card from a Polish classmate Andrzej Brzeski. Pawel, now Andrzej, fled to the countryside, where he lived in hiding. He never saw his family again. He never told his children his real name.
A filmmaker finally confronts her 93 year old father trying to understand the story he has never told her. Raised with no awareness of her Jewish ancestry, she remains haunted by the reverberations of his past in her own life. He denies any connection to his original identity, and she is left to forge her own relationship with the history he has hidden for so long.