Sarah Starzynski, an exuberant 10-year-old girl who lives with her parents and younger brother Michel in Paris in the summer of 1942, could never have imagined what horrors her young eyes would see.
During the Nazi occupation of France, raids on Jewish homes were becoming commonplace. In the past, the fathers of these families would be taken away, but on July 16, 1942, a more drastic practice was instituted --- entire families were now to be arrested. French police pounded on the Starzynskis’ door one morning. Fearing for her younger brother’s safety, Sarah guides Michel to a secret cupboard where they often played and locks him in, reassuring him she would be b