Historical Fiction

A heart wrenching story of heroic bravery and impossible love, deep in the forest, under the cruel Nazi regime.

Poland, 1942. Chaya is a seventeen-year-old daydreamer, whose life is turned upside down when the Nazi regime invades her home. When her father and brother are brutally murdered, she and her mother are banished to the ghetto.

 

When all the Jews of the ghetto are instructed to round up at the front gate, Chaya and her mother fear that the end is near. But miraculously, Chaya manages to slip away, escaping from the ghetto unseen. She wanders from hiding place to hiding place, suffering many hardships, assisted by good people who are willing to risk their lives to ensure her safety.

 

A chance encounter with a young partisan man from her town, and his inspiring stories of heroics, awaken in her a desire to join the fighting in the forest – a lone woman among dozens of men.

 

In this masculine world, which is no place for a female fighter, she seeks to fit in. Yehuda, a man she met in the forest, helps her to obtain her wish, and she becomes an integral part of the partisan uprising force.

 

Many fall victims to the long and hard months of fighting, but Chaya and Yehuda persevere, and develop a deep emotional connection through the struggles. Will they survive the inferno and regain their lives?