After the Germans come looking for the Rosens, it's clear that the Johansens are in serious danger from the authorities. Mrs. Johansen managed to convince the Germans that the little dark-haired girl is actually Lise, not Ellen. Although the Germans leave empty-handed, everyone knows it's just a matter of time before they return. Mr. and Mrs. Johansen decide that the best course of action would be to take Ellen and Annemarie to stay with Uncle Henrik, a fisherman who lives by the coast. Mrs. Johansen thinks it would be better if she went with the girls while her husband remains at home. At first, Mr. Johansen's none too enthusiastic about the plan, but he eventually agrees, realizing that it would potentially attract too much suspicion if the whole family left together.