It is 1943—the height
of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder is,
for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s wife: she goes to work
every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for
her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of
the Nazi regime.
But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a
woman who dreams of her former lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. Her
lover is a Jew.
But Sigrid is not
the only one with secrets.
A high ranking SS
officer and his family move down the hall, and Sigrid finds herself pulled into
their orbit. A young woman doing her duty-year is out of excuses before
Sigrid can even ask her any questions. And then there’s the blind man selling
pencils on the corner, whose eyes follow Sigrid from behind the darkness of his
Soon, Sigrid is embroiled in a world she knew nothing about, and as her eyes open to the
reality around her, the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has
built over the years begins to collapse. She must choose to act on what is
right and what is wrong—and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the
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