No Jean-Paul and Marcel! I do not want to leave you and Paris! I swear I will come back to you! It's all because of the stupid Boches!
Gustave had to leave his friends in Paris because the Nazi's were invading. Gustave was Jewish and it was safer in the country-side.
Now I have to live here, in the country because of all the Nazi's in the occupied zone in France.
Gustave met a new friend named Nicole in his new town. She is part of the French Resistance. Or at least helps with the cause. She rides a bike and tells the refugees it is safe to enter the un-occupied part.