Hilary is in a coma after she got into an accident. Hilary has visions of another life that isn't hers (Chana). Hilary reveals how she is in a Neo-Nazi gang. She begins to spiral backwards as she visions Chana's life.
After Hilary realizes that these visions are actually the life of Chana, she continues this adventure even more. Chana is on her way to the ghetto after her brother, Jakub, tells them that they have to leave to escape the Nazis.
As Hilary continues to envision Chana's life, it continues to get even more depressing. As they are living in the ghetto, everyone has to look out for each other. A Russian couple decides to live with Chana's family and they have to ration their food even more. Mr. Krengiel is found eating the food.
Hilary begins to empathize Chana's life, especially after Zayde dies. Hilary also begins to feel connected with Simon against her will. This is all happening while her grandmother is reading a psalm.
Hilary spirals back into Chana's life and the German police have come to the ghetto to sort out the elderly and the young. Which leads to Chana's mother and sister into being deported.
Chana and Bubbe try to escape the ghetto, but someone recognizes Chana and turns her and Bubbe in. They are interrogated and are sent to Auschwitz.