As Hitler’s Non-Jewish laws come into effect, Germany is becoming unsafe for Benno and his Jewish family, resulting in Heinz and Benno going to be sent away to Holland.
After leaving their family behind, Heinz and Benno are denied entrance to Holland before escaping Germany to Holland in a different way, and also escaping the Nazis’ persecution.
After successfully escaping from Germany, Benno and Heinz must cope with their new home in a convent, a place where Nuns live, and wait for further news of their parents.
After moving in and out of different living places, Benno and Heinz are moved into England, where they live out their adolescent and young adult lives.
As Benno grows up, gets married and settles away from his hometown, Germany, to Toronto, Canada, he realizes how lucky he was to survive the Holocaust, and what a sacrifice his parents went through to save him from death by the Nazis.