Adam Stein. The funniest man in Germany. And a Jew. Taken to a Nazi concentration camp upon Hitler's rise to power, Adam faces near-certain death in the gas chamber. Until he is spotted by the camp Commandant who recognises Adam as a performer and, for his own sadistic pleasure, offers him a chance of staying alive... by becoming the Commandant's pet "dog". But as Adam is to discover, this "survival" will come at a terrible price.