Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Orzoff (H. Cooper Cliffe) is the evil prefect of police for a Russian province. His persecution of the Jews is infamous, except to the governor, Turgeneff. But Turgeneff's daughter Nadia (Ethel Barrymore) fills him in on the prefect's terrible acts. In retaliation, Orzoff kills Turgeneff and threatens to send his son to the torture chamber unless Nadia gives herself to him. She complies only to discover that she has been tricked. As a result, she joins the revolting peasants. In the woods, she meets Sergius, Orzoff's son, and they fall in love. Nadia, however, tells him that they cannot marry. Instead, she stabs him and is about to kill herself, but she is caught by the guards. Because she can save his son's life, Orzoff is compelled to sign a statement in which he admits the breadth of his persecution. She goes to Sergius to have his wound treated, but that's when the peasants attack. Orzoff, Nadia, and Sergius all die in the melee.