Artie came to visit his father Vladek and Mala,his dad's second wife after his mother commited suicide and not seeing him for 2 years. Art asks hisfather to share his life story about the Holocaust in which he wants to write a book about.
When Artie walks into the room he finds his dad counting his pills. Vladek recieved money from his father-in-law to build a factory.
Artie tells Mala how strict his father is about him eating all of his dinner because when he was in the concentration camp he didn't get much.
Vladek and Artie discuss what it was like during the Holocaust so Artie can add it to his book. Arties father then starts working with the blackmarket.
Artie and Vladek walk to the bank and Artie appoliges for the comic book and all the bad memories it brought up for Vladek
Artie comes into the house and find Mala sitting at the kitchen table crying about how much money she makes for all the work she does.