After the Nazi take over her homeland, Elena's world falls apart. Being the only survivor of her family, she is arrested and transported to Germany for slave labour.
How she manages to escape and find shelter on enemy territory, disguising her true identity, is portrayed in disturbing detail.
And when amidst this turmoil Elena finds help from a German soldier, there unfolds a bond of tenderness that flourishes, despite the odds, the realities of the time and an uncertain future. A compelling story, moving fast and hard to forget.