During World War II, life for Jutka, a Hungarian Jew and her family are transported to Auschwitz, where her mother and grandmother perish. Dreams of Canada, inspired by a book from a Canadian relative, sustain her. After the liberation, Jutka falls in love with Sandor, who dreams of relocating to Israel.

Shanghai Shadows

From 1939 to 1945, a Jewish family struggles to survive in occupied China, young ilse by remaining optimistic, her older brother by joining a resistance movement, her mother by maintaining connections to the past, and her father by playing the violin that had been his livelihood.