The spring of 1932 brings about big changes for everyone, Jew and Gentile, communist and nationalist. Silvia Braun, rescued from the streets by the Schwartz family, can no longer tolerate the harsh rules of the family patriarch, and sets out on her own. Anna, Marthe's lover, is in a deep funk after a disastrous confrontation with Nazis. The ties that bind together Marthe, Anna, and Kurt fray beyond repair, leaving Marthe struggling to figure out her path. Carl von Ossietzky, Kurt's editor, is sent to prison on charges of high treason and espionage. On every front, the storm clouds are gathering.