Wartime drama from the Czechoslovak New Wave artistic movement of the 1960s. In the Theresienstadt ghetto of Czechoslovakia, the Nazis are preparing for a visit from the International Red Cross. In an attempt to cover up the real function of the ghetto they draft in actors for a propaganda film which will show the community flourishing as opposed to dwindling. To outsiders, it seems that the Jews being held there are living in relative comfort and under the protection of the Third Reich. However, this was only a facade, as the ghetto served merely as a holding place for Jews before they were transported to extermination camps as part of the Final Solution.