It’s the middle of the 1940s, and war is raging across Europe. Even a tiny town in northeastern France is affected by the conflict when Nazi soldiers search a house there. The Germans thrust bayonets into dark corners, looking to flush out any Jews that might be hiding in the vicinity. And as the hunt goes on, a small girl quivers with fear under a bed – anxious that she may soon be found.
The girl – known today as Charlotte Adelman – had escaped from Paris by being hidden inside a truck. Then, thankfully, she had found safe haven in Beaumont-en-Argonne with a local family called the Quatrevilles, who had hid the youngster despite having no prior links to her. But now that safety has been shattered – and any noise could lead to her death in a Nazi concentration camp.