Rudi Schlattner and his family fled their home in Czechoslovakia after World War II came to a close. As they escaped the encroaching Soviets, they were forced to leave all that they had behind and start anew.
Rudi, now well into his 80s, went back to his old home with his family for the first time in decades. The house had since been made into a kindergarten, and there were many changes that made the place nearly unrecognizable.
But Rudi still believed that he would find what his father had left behind before they left: a hidden treasure lying dormant in the house.
Rudi Schlattner was just a young boy when he and his family had to flee from their home country of Czechoslovakia because of the impending Soviet violence after the end of World War II. It was a terrifying ordeal for every member of the family, but luckily, they made it out safely.
Rudi was incredibly upset to leave the home he grew up in behind, and vowed he would one day return to place he fled so he could relive some of the cherished memories he made as a young boy growing up during a very difficult time in history.