The year is 1945, and the war that ravaged most of Europe is drawing to an end. The German Wehrmacht and its collaborators have been defeated and are on the run. Countries like Poland, Russia, and Yugoslavia expelled millions of ethnic German civilians living within their borders as retribution for the human atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis against their people.
The ethnic Germans living in Yugoslavia were forced to abandon their homes, leaving everything behind, and make the long arduous trip to a safe haven in Austria and Germany. The Germans that refused to leave or could not travel were forced by communist Yugoslav partisans into concentration camps, where they were beaten, raped, murdered, or left to starve to death. This true story follows the life of a young ethnic German girl, born and raised in Serbia, then part of Yugoslavia, amid the chaos, destruction, and death after WWII. Her will to live is a testament to the strength and courage of the human spirit.