After moving to Vienna, Rachel runs headlong into the trauma associated with the Holocaust - and her feelings about the refugee crisis. With the help of a former Ethiopian refugee, Rachel learns that her personal healing begins with a single act of compassion.
REFUGE deals with issues of immigration, anti-Semitism, and racism through the lens of the refugee crisis that has gripped Europe for the past few years, but as seen through the eyes of a Jewish American woman, Rachel. She sees the parallels between the treatment of refugees and of Jews prior to World War II, and with the help of her neighbor, Yitzhak, himself an Ethiopian refugee, she comes to understand that this is a global phenomenon and that no person should be considered illegal. The themes are universal and are just as relevant in the U.S. as they are in Europe.