Poland June 1941, as German troops take over the Eastern side of the city of Przemysl from the Russians. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old Catholic maid Fusia. In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is dissolved, and then hides 13 people in her loft for over two years. However, as the front approaches and two German nurses take quarter in Fusias apartment everything seems to be in vain.
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Did You Know?
In the opening scene there is a shot of a man wearing a hat walking with a woman across a bridge. The man is stopped by a soldier and motioned to go back the way he came. The man is the real Jack Zimmermann, the youngest of the 13 being hidden. See more
After the Germans occupy Przemysl, trucks drive through the city announcing that "You are now citizens of the Third Reich". Areas of Poland that had been German prior to Word War I were annexed directly to the Reich. Przemysl however was not part of the Reich but of the "General Gouvernement" of occupied Poland. Poles in this area were not citizens but subjects, with no rights and subject to enslavement and eventual extermination. See more