I want you to remember—that you must not dream yourselves back to the times before the war, but the dream for you all, young and old, must be to create an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded and prejudiced one”
Annemarie Johansen is a young lady who hangs out with her companion Ellen and deals with her younger sibling Kirsti. Appears to be sufficiently typical, correct? Of course, with the exception of that she lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, amid World War II. Copenhagen used to be serene, however now it’s loaded with aggressors. The Nazis have come into Denmark from Germany and are gradually compelling the Danish individuals to do what they say.
(Fast history break: would you say you are keen on the recorded setting behind the greater part of this? You can read a greater amount of the insights about what occurred in Denmark amid World War II at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site. One area, “Safeguard in Denmark,” speaks particularly about what characters like Annemarie and Ellen would have seen and experienced while living in the nation.)
Annemarie is an astute young woman, and she thinks about how much life has changed since the Nazis tagged along. As a matter of fact, Annemarie’s more established sister Lise passed on around the time the war started and normally, Annemarie misses her like there’s no tomorrow. At any rate her family still gets the chance to see Lise’s strange (positively) life partner, Peter.
Things begin deteriorating in Denmark. The Nazis have started getting together Jews and taking them some place obscure. Overcome families like the Johansens demand helping their Jewish companions, regardless of how perilous it may be. Ellen comes to live with Annemarie, putting on a show to be her sister, and notwithstanding evacuating her Star of David accessory to shroud her character.
After a terrifying cross examination by Nazi troopers, Mrs. Johansen takes Ellen, Annemarie, and Kirsti to visit her sibling (their uncle) Henrik up north. After a strained run-in with more Nazi warriors on the prepare, they make it to Henrik’s home, and can unwind a bit. (Try not to get excessively energized, it doesn’t keep going long.)
Really soon, they begin setting up a burial service for a non-existent incredible close relative. Turns out they’re attempting to counterfeit an explanation behind having such a significant number of individuals at their home. A few other Jewish individuals, including Ellen’s folks (whew!) show up, as well. After the burial service, Peter and Mrs. Johansen each take a gathering of Jewish visitors out of the house—toward security, it appears.
“It is much easier to be brave if you do not know everything. And so your mama does not know everything. Neither do I. We know only what we need to know.”
At the point when her mother gets back, harmed from an awful fall, Annemarie finds that an imperative bundle Ellen’s dad should take to Henrik never made it. Her mom beyond any doubt can’t take it, so Annemarie needs to go. Discuss mettle. She shrouds the bundle in a wicker container with nourishment and hustles through the forested areas to her uncle’s vessel—yet not before another terrifying experience with the Nazi officers and their canines.
Just later does Annemarie discover that she accomplished something superb and gallant. Henrik had shrouded Ellen’s family and other individuals on his watercraft. At the point when Nazi officers and their pooches came to look through the watercraft, they didn’t sniff out any people—the bundle had an exceptional fixing in it that shielded the canines from finding the general population covered up on Henrik’s vessel. On the off chance that Annemarie hadn’t conveyed the bundle, they would have all been found. So Annemarie spared them. The watercraft made a trip securely to Sweden, and Ellen and her family got away. Subside has been found as a Resistance specialist and slaughtered by the Nazis. In any case, in a snapshot of expectation, Annemarie realizes that her closest companion will at long last have the capacity to return home.