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.

This is what the house looks like today. Rudi Schlattner grew up here as a child, but he is now in his 80s, and the building has seen lots of new uses since the Schlattner family once lived there.

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