An anthology of autobiographic writing by members of the Melbourne Jewish community.
- Nine-year-old Sonia matches wits with a Nazi border guard.
- Love blossoms in a slave–labour camp between Noel, an Australian prisoner of war and Pola, an inmate.
- 1943: Marysia becomes Urszula and finds herself part of the Polish Underground.
- Grisha, the first ambassador of the USSR to Paris, becomes its first defector.
38 stories set in almost as many locations including Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Budapest, Brussels, Cairo and Melbourne.