My mother grew up in occupied territory during WWII, not as a Jew but as a daughter of a Partisan soldier. So the loss of family she endured changed her forever. Seeing a movie like this helps me understand her just that little bit more and put into perspective not just the magnitude of the lives lost in camps, etc, in terms of numbers/statistics but in terms of value and actual families disappearing. Having no one to remember you after your untimely and completely unnecessary death. Enduring this type of loss is a pain that's pretty unrelateable, and this movie does an excellent job at being poignant and helping to get others to try to relate and understand that level of grief and loss.