The young Joschi is searching for a treasure hidden by a Nazi official during the retreat, in Mbckern’s cemetery. After finding it, Joschi wants to follow the American soldiers. The town awaits with fear the arrival of the Red Army that will take possession of the area. Joschi finds the treasure but the Russians have already arrived. llsa, a refugee from the south, is hiding but is found, in order to defend her, Joschi fires a shot and all the men of the town are shot.