Sam is called up for army service and undergoes religious indoctrination in the IDF-
Despite his new sense of purpose, the extremism of his comrades and teachers fans his inner doubts once again and, on this occasion, leads to a major confrontation. The crisis is averted, however, and Sam is relieved to be accepted back into the fold.
Things are coming to a head in the ghetto. The Nazis’ final solution is now well underway. Thousands are being deported and Leo observes the process with a sense of horror and futility. In the meantime, resistance is being planned and the first serious attempt is made to disrupt the transport of Jews to the death camps. Leo waits with increasing impatience for the moment he can relinquish his role as policeman and take up arms against the Nazis.
Following on from his time in the Hesder Yeshiva, Sam is now an officer in an elite
The battle for the ghetto has begun. Jewish freedom fighters are fighting for their
lives against vastly superior German forces. As the battle turns against the resistance,
Leo is instructed to lead his sister and important Jewish operatives to safety. After
a nightmarish journey through the Warsaw sewers, and a hair-
Leo explains how bigotry can give rise to the conditions where human beings are regarded as vermin, and counsels Sam to avoid the racist trap at all costs. >>