In the beginning Josef is in his house in Nazi, Germany and his father was taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. Later he is on a train to leave Germany towards a ship where he meets his dad again. They get on the ship towards Cuba to leave Germany. This is where Josef becomes a man. However once they get to Cuba they aren’t allowed in and each day they would say “manana” which means tomorrow. So the passengers of the ship decide to hijack the ship and make the captain take them places other then Germany because they don’t want to go back. All the passengers get off at different places, however Josef and his family get off at France. About a year later, Nazis invade France and Josef and his family must leave again. Josef sacrificed himself for his little sister Ruthie.