It is the darkest time in the history of mankind, and fate is playing a twisted game. Benjamin Rabinowitz's world is crashing down on him, a painful reality following the invasion of Poland. He is loath to let his wife and sickly son go but escaping the horrors of the Lodz ghetto seems to be their best chance at survival, albeit slim. Will Benjamin ever see them again? Ilsa Guhr is determined to overcome the specter of a troubled childhood. She quickly learns that she has just the tools to give her the power she desperately wants: her beauty and sexuality. As the Nazis take control of Germany, she sees an opportunity to gain everything she has ever desired. Fate will weave a web that will bring these two unlikely people into each other's lives.