Lida is escorted to a cattle car after being separated from Larissa, her sister. There are other children aboard who have suffered Lida's same fate.
As days past aboard the train, Lida took the time to get to know the other children. She met a nice boy named Luka, and two girls. One was named Marika and the other was Zenia. Lida also learns that they were taken by the Nazis.
Once they arrived, Lida and all of her friends are separated and put to work.
Lida begins her job as a sewing expert and learns that her new boss is named Inge. At first Lida didn't like the grumpy women, but eventually they grew close.
Lida soon gets the news that the factory Luka and Zania are working in had been bombed. Both of them were injured, but Luka got the worst of it. After Zenia recovered from it, her and Lida were moved to a bomb factory to begin work. Lida also gets the news that Inge has sadly died.
While they were making bombs, they came to the agreement that they would sabotage them so the Nazis wouldn't be able to use them. However, once they finished their first batch of sabotaged bombs, the factory blew up do to a bombing.