Katalin Street was the place, the time of happiness, the space of love. It was before the war, in Budapest.
There were three neighboring houses, three gardens side by side, belonging to the Birós, the Helds and the Elekes, which formed a paradise.
The children played together and all the girls were in love with Balint. The war did not succeed in breaking this harmony, and even though the Helds were deported, fragile Henriette continued to live with the others – hidden in the attic. Until the unfortunate day when a soldier flushes her out.
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