Yanek Gruener and his family sees a group of soldiers outside the window of the home.they had no fear and made Yanek family Very nervous.Being Jewish in this country, at this time, was dangerous.
Yanek family was taken and killed in camp while at there secret jobs. Yanek was shook because he has no one to live with.he now lives in a pigeon coop by himself and got a job without any nazi solider finding out.
At his job, Yanek gets caught by nazi soldiers and was taken to a camp. He is forced to work hard with little food and a small chance of survival. At the camp he finds out that his uncle that he thought was dead is in the same camp he's in.
Yanek's uncle, Moshe, was killed by a cruel man named Amon Geoth. Uncle Moshe was like a brother to Yanek so he is very upset. Yanek is the only one left alive in his family.
The war ends and Yanek survives it all.Yanek is set free and goes back to his hometown,where he finds an old neighbor he used to despise.Seeing this woman brings Yanek joy and he begins to cry.