The next day, Mrs. Johansen takes the three girls to her brother Henrik's home in Gilleleje, Denmark, where Henrik is a fisherman. They spend a peaceful day in the house by the ocean before Henrik announces that their Great-aunt Birte has died. The service is held that evening; however, Annemarie knows that no such aunt exists, and demands the truth. Uncle Henrik explains the importance of not knowing too much when bravery is needed. That night the coffin arrives and they gather around it.
Later that night, Peter appears with the Rosens, who are reunited with Ellen. However, thanks to the post-curfew lights, German soldiers come to the house. They demand that the coffin be opened, which is a problem since the coffin is empty. Mrs. Johansen says that her aunt died of typhus, which happens to be highly contagious. This statement causes the soldiers to leave.
Once the soldiers were out of sight, Henrik takes the first group of people down to his boat. Mrs. Johansen follows him, while guiding the Rosens to the boat. Annemarie, who now understands that the people are being taken to safety in Sweden, waits her mother's return. When her mother does not appear, she gets up to find her. She then discovers that her mother has broken her ankle, and because of this, Annemarie must take an important package to her uncle before they can leave. On the way to the boat, German soldiers with dogs stop her. They decide to search her basket, and they find the package. However, when they rip it open, they find that it only contains a handkerchief. The German soldiers finally let her go and she makes it to her uncle’s boat in time.
In May the war ends, and
Annemarie realizes that her friend along with the other Jews will soon
returning to their homes in Denmark.
Annemarie goes to the trunk, which contains Lise's things,
takes out the Star of David pendant that she has been keeping for
Ellen. She asks
her father to fix the clasp where she jerked the necklace off of
Her reasoning behind having it fixed is
because she wants to wear the necklace until Ellen returns home.