A train carrying rounded-up Jews is forced to stop in Villeneuve.
The captive Jews are settled in at the school, but it becomes obvious that food and water supplies are critically low.
Bériot and Crémieux have escaped, but Crémieux, weakened by an injury, takes refuge at Marie's house. At the school, the situation is alarming: the Germans have asked Servier to separate the families, a decision which provokes agitation and consternation amongst the villagers...
Shocked by the decision of the Germans
to separate the families, Daniel, the
Mayor of Villeneuve, resigns. Jean has
fallen for Rita, a Jewish girl arrested by
the authorities. He tries all he can to get
July 24 , 1942. Mary, helped by Lucienne, develops a plan to get young Elena to the school camp, while Bériot is arrested and questioned by police . Meanwhile, Jean organizes the departure of Rita and her mother to Switzerland...
July 24 , 1942. While the school lives since high voltage escapes more inmates , Daniel tries to free Sarah , in vain.
Daniel picks up a Free French soldier
parachuted into Villeneuve. The man is
injured and Daniel tries to care for him
without alerting the authorities or the
Germans. A stranger appears at the
school. He tells Bériot that he wants to
contact Dominique, the head of the local
Vincent, the soldier dropped in from
London, has the task of passing on
important information. He is helped by
Marie, alias Dominique. But their job is
made complicated with the return of
Marie gets close to Vincent, which puts
their action in danger. Jean Marchetti
orders his men to tail Raoul, the son of
Marie. Through this subterfuge, he hopes
to dupe the mother and trap her...
Crémieux is arrested and questioned by
the police. Meanwhile, Marcel, the leader
of Villeneuve's communist resistance,
contacts Bériot and suggests that their
two movements join forces...
Marie’s farm is under surveillance after Crémieux made a deal with Marchetti to have his family released.