Zsolt Akos Pall was 17 when he decided to flee Cold War Romania for a better life in the West.
It’s a heart-warming story of the generosity of strangers. Young Zsolt finds compassionate border guards, gets lost in Vienna and has incredible luck wherever he turns as he negotiates the iron curtain as well as many other international borders to reach his brother in Sweden
However, his escape is bittersweet as we hear of his emotional farewell to his parents, not knowing if he’d ever see them again.
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