Based on a true story — there was a refugee farm at Millisle and among its occupants was a young boy called Karl.
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In 1938, Nazi troops march into Vienna. Karl and his sister Rosa, young Jews who escape the Nazi terror on a Kindertransport, are forced to leave their family behind. After frightening experiences and a harrowing journey, they find a haven at a refugee farm at Millisle, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Here in this strange and remote place, life is very different for them.
They meet Judy, a reluctant volunteer from Dublin, and Peewee Crawford and his family, evacuees from Belfast’s Shankill. On the farm, these young people from different religions, cultures and backgrounds, gradually come to understand each other and appreciate each others problems.
Judy learns that not everyone has a childhood of peace and security. Peewee finds friendship across a divide. And Karl and the other children learn the hard lesson of what it is to be a refugee.
The devastating Belfast Blitz of 1941 provides the climax to this story which is based on true events.