Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. He meets people risking own lives to help him, but also those who would betray him. Touching and inspiring story about the journey of a boy who had to grow up in a day in order to survive.The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.