Taylor is an American traveling to Germany to locate his mother Nazimova, a once-famous stage actress who had returned to the Fatherland to sell her late husband's estate. He befriends Shearer, a German-American who runs a girl's finishing school and who is having an affair with Veidt, a
German general prone to dizzy spells. Taylor learns that his mother is in a concentration camp, condemned to death for the capital crime of attempting to smuggle money out of the country. Shearer finds herself falling in love with the charming American and decides to help him, introducing him to
Dorn, the anti-Nazi doctor in the concentration camp where Nazimova resides. Dorn gives...