The 12 months 1947 marks a turning aspect within the 20th century. Peace with Germany turns into a device to give a boost to the West opposed to the threats of the chilly battle. The CIA is created, Israel is ready to be born, Simone de Beauvoir reports the affection of her lifestyles, an unwell George Orwell is writing his final ebook, and Christian Dior creates the hyper-feminine New glance as ladies are pressured out of jobs and again into the home.
In the midst of all of it, a ten-year-old Hungarian-Jewish boy is living in a refugee camp for kids of folks murdered via the Nazis. This yr he has to make the choice of an entire life, person who will ensure his personal destiny and that of his daughter but to be born, Elisabeth.
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