Jean-Paul Raths

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Abb Kremer is released from a living hell in the Dachau concentration camp and sent home to Luxembourg. Upon his arrival, he soon learns that this is not a reprieve or a pardon of his crime voicing opposition to the Nazis racial laws but that he has nine days to convince the bishop of Luxembourg to work with the Nazi occupiers. Gestapo Untersturmf hrer Gebhardt is under pressure from his superior to have the Abb succeed in creating a rift between the Luxembourg church and the Vatican or be transferred to duty in the death camps in the East. Gebhardt, a former Catholic seminarian, uses theological arguments to bring the Abb around but when they don t work he resorts to more draconian measures. The Abb is torn between his conscience and his horror of returning to Dachau...