Zishe Breitbart is a Jewish blacksmith's son from Poland who becomes a sensation in Weimar Berlin as a mythical strongman. His employer, Hanussen, dreams of establishing an all-powerful Ministry of the Occult in Hitler's government. As Hitler's hold on power grows daily and Berlin erupts in a ferment of anti-Semitism, Zishe, plagued by nightmares, takes counsel from a local rabbi and convinces himself that he has been chosen by God to warn his people of the grave danger they are in.


Werner Herzog