Greenhorn is a powerful film that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores the flaws of humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship. Greenhorn, adapted from the children's novel of the same name, is based on the true story of an 11-year old Holocaust survivor named Daniel who arrives at a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1946. His only possession is a small box that he never lets out of his sight. He is befriended by Aaron, a boy with a stutter. The two of them stand up to the bullies who make fun of them, Aaron because of his stutter and Daniel because of his box. Daniel, the young survivor, rarely talks, but the narrator, a stutterer who bears the taunts of the other boys, comes to consider Daniel his friend. The mystery of what is in the box propels this short film, but it is in the complex relationships of the schoolboys that the human story is revealed. In the end, Aaron, the stutterer, finds his voice and a friend in Daniel, and their bond offers hope for a future life of dreams realized, one in which Daniel is able to let go of his box.