From the novel penned by Richard Raske, comes a true story about the unbreakable spirit of man's will to survive and courage in the face of death. The men and women caged in Sobibor, a Nazi concentration camp infamous for slaughtering a quarter million ofits captives, won't quietly await their inevitable executions. Together they unite and attempt a sort of mutiny to break free of their prison and escape death at the hands of Hitler's disciples. One man, Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin), has the courage torally his fellow detainees to make a mass escape from the death camp. Leon acquires the help of an imprisoned Russian soldier, Alexander Percherski (Rutger Hauer), who gives him the tactical know-how to plan the breakout. In a heartrending struggle for life, six hundred Jews storm the camp's gates, but only three hundred make it to freedom.