Naïve SS officer Blaz Schaffer is assigned guard duty at Auschwitz in Poland in 1944 after suffering an injury in battle. While stationed at the camp, he visits Solahütte, a nearby resort for German personnel, and he falls in love with Sara, a worker at the lodge.
Schaffer clashes with his fellow soldiers over their ruthless treatment of the camp prisoners, particularly the head guard, Wilhelm Gratzfirmer, a psychopathic Nazi who enjoys torturing
and murdering the captives. He also runs afoul of Dr. Joseph Mengele, the notorious camp doctor
who decides the fates of the prisoners as they arrive at the camp. As his injury heals and his time
at the camp nears its end, Schaffer makes a fateful decision that changes the lives of those around him.