Lodz, Poland, 1944. As teenaged Henia Rosenfarb sits with her family in a small, secret room, hiding from Nazi soldiers while the net tightens around them, she makes herself two promises: that she will one day travel to Paris and that she will become a teacher. With the support of her family and the Bund, a political movement dedicated to social justice, Henia keeps her focus on these promises. Little can the fiery redhead imagine that her path will take her from wartime Poland to faraway Canada. These "bits and pieces" of her life give us a glimpse of a tumultuous past and a faith in the future.