Inspired by the true story of the woman who helped hundreds of Jewish children escape the Nazis.
Eva Abrams, an elderly woman from Florida who works as a librarian, is putting books on a shelf when her eyes fall on a photo from the New York Times. It freezes all over; it is the image of a book that has been seen for over sixty years – it is the Book of Lost Names. It is now kept in the Central National Library in Berlin and contains a kind of code, which researchers cannot decipher. Eva is the only one who knows the answer, but does she have the strength to face her old memories again?
In 1942, as a senior student, Eva was forced to flee Paris by taking refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, where she began forging identity cards for Jewish children escaping to neutral Switzerland. Eva along with a mysterious and handsome forger named Remy decided that they had to find a way to preserve the children’s real names so that they would remember their identities. The evidence they hid in the Book of Lost Names will become even more important when someone betrays their resistance enclave.