Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are unlikely heroines. They are simple people who mind their own business anddon't stand out from the crowd. Until 1939, when crisis strikes. The Nazis have invaded Poland and they are starting topersecute the Jews. Providing shelter to a Jew has become a death sentence. And yet, Franciszka and Helena decideto do just that. In their tiny, two-bedroom home in Sokal, Poland, they cleverly hide a Jewish family of two brothers andtheir wives in their pigsty out back, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchenfloorboards, and a defecting German soldier in the attic--each group completely unbeknownst to the others. Foreveryone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commanders standing guard rightoutside her yard.
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