Germans invade Belgium in 1940, chemistry professor André Sauverin fears the
worst. His colleagues believe their social and political positions will protect
them during the occupation, but André knows better. He has watched Hitler’s
rise to power and knows the Nazis will do anything to destroy their enemies.
For the Sauverins are Jews, non-practicing, yes, but that won’t matter to the
Germans, or to the Belgians desperate to protect themselves by informing on
their neighbors. And so André and his brother Alex take their parents, wives,
and children and flee south. But when France falls to the Nazis, the refugees
are caught in a rural farming community where their only hope for survival is
to blend in with the locals.
the Sauverins have come to Huguenot country, settled by victims of religious
persecution who risk their own lives to protect the Jewish refugees and defy
the pro-Nazi government. And as the displaced family grows to love their new
neighbors, André and Alex join forces with the French Resistance to help
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