In June of 1983, Peter Vodenka and his wife, along with their four-year old daughter and two-year old son, defected from behind the Iron Curtain of communist Czechoslovakia. In the middle of a cold, rainy night, they ran for their lives across the border from communist Yugoslavia to western Austria while being chased by guards with automatic weapons.

Come and hear local author Peter Vodenka tell his tale of a Journey for Freedom.

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