Abraham escapes his comfortable and luxurious life in Germany and immigrates to Israel prior to the breakout of the Second World War. As a means to support his family amidst financial hardship, Abraham enlists in the Israeli branch of the Royal Pioneer Corps under the British Military.
Through fighting in battles in Tobruk and Greece, he finds a new sense of strength and resilience to survive. His wife, Genia, struggles to raise their son as a single parent in a new country. She faces the temptations of infidelity when a young, chivalrous man appears in her household. Their son, Aaron, is sent to an orphanage and, like his father, finds the strength to continue living under grueling conditions.
The plot line is based on real-life events, combined with the personal story of an Israeli Royal Pioneer Corps soldier, and provides a hatch to the story of 1500 Israeli Royal Pioneer Corps soldiers, taken and kept captive in Germany until the end of the war.