It is May, 1940 in Holland. Early on, the Baumann family learns that Hitler’s war has suddenly become their war, sirens begin blaring as a squadron of airplanes flies over Oosterbeek. Antje, Gerrit and Cornelis are too young to understand what is really going on around them. All they know is that they are powerless as they watch their father cry.
As the Germans invade with violence, the Baumanns strive to maintain a quiet life but as war comes to their street and their doorstep, they soon recognize that keeping a low profile is not an option. Antje, Gerrit and Cornelis each respond in their own way to the business of survival. As the Belgian and French armies surrender to the Nazis, Antje loses sight of her second eye, prompting a chain of events to cause all of the Baumann family that surviving in a land of mayhem and death is a greater challenger that they could have ever imagined.