Produced in New York City. It describes the experiences of the Eisners, a cultured, wealthy, patriotic German-Jewish family living in Germany. Happy, prosperous and respectable, they are suddenly plunged into a whirlpool of hate by the ascension of the Brown Shirts to power. They are trapped in a dying land, branded as unwanted aliens, persecuted by misdirected young Germans who are blindly striking out to survive. It is only through a spiritual re-awakening and a new consciousness of their religious heritage, which they had forgotten, that the Eisners are enabled to bind together their shattered lives and rise triumphantly above their persecutors.