Living in the small town of Benderath in West Germany during the 50s, the Jewish high school student Jakob is the frequent victim of anti-semitic utterances by his fascist teacher Päker who insults him as "subversive element" and "gutless Oriental". Jakob′s classmates do not want to let Päker get away with it. The "Trojans", a group of pupils, stand behind Jakob and demand an apology from the teacher. Päker, however, is not willing to realize his mistake. Thus, the Trojans decide to stay away from school in order to force the governing body of the school to make a statement. Their campaign kicks off a big discussion in the small town. The parents side with their children and eventually the schools inspector gives in to the pupil′s request. Päker is being transferred for disciplinary reasons and has to apologize to Jakob.