Born under the Tsar's heel, Avi Schneider has known nothing but shame and fear. Tonight on the barricades, he must find his courage.
In 1905, Russia teeters on the rim of revolution. To divert the people's wrath, Tsar Nicholas unleashes mob riots - pogroms - against the poor, teeming Jewish villages. In one of those villages, the mob is coming to kill the men, rape the women, and burn the village to the ground. A young man, Avi Schneider, commands a small band of Jewish fighters determined to stop them. "Viktor Askinov will be leading them. And tonight I will kill him." Avi wants vengeance against his childhood tormentor. But if he shoots Viktor Askinov, he puts his beautiful young wife and newborn son in mortal peril.