The Nazi occupation of Europe destroyed families, broke up lovers and disrupted all semblance of normal life for many people. In Budapest in 1944 it shattered the dreams of a young Jewish couple, Betty Schimmel and Richie Kovacs, whose love for each other was their only sanctuary away from the horrors of the war. Betty miraculously survived the concentration camp at Mauthausen and spent many months during the chaos of liberation looking for her beloved Richie. Eventually, after much grieving and soul-searching, she gave him up for dead. With her indomitable spirit still intact, Betty was determined to build a new life for herself and she married Otto, a fellow death camp survivor, who adored her. However, Betty was incapable of forgetting her true love and this cast a shadow over her marriage in the years to come. In an extraordinary twist of fate, nearly three decades later, Betty encounters Richie again who tells her he bas never stopped loving her. Clearly she bas the most terrible and important choice to make - should she run away with the love of her life or stay with the man who bas been her devoted husband and the father of her children ?