It’s the middle of the 1940s, and war is raging across Europe. In a tiny town in northeastern France, Nazi soldiers are searching a house. The Germans thrust bayonets into dark corners, looking to flush out any Jews that might be hiding there. Under a bed in one of the house’s rooms is a small girl, quivering with fear.
The girl – nowadays known as Charlotte Adelman – had escaped from Paris, hidden inside a truck. She found safe haven in Beaumont-en-Argonne with a local family called the Quatrevilles. These people hid the little girl, despite having no links to her. But now that safety had been shattered – and any noise could mean her death in a Nazi concentration camp.