Imagine your family settles into a new country during a war. You are living in your house, going about your daily lives the best you can. Then all of a sudden you are uprooted and forced to leave simply because of your nationality. Well this is the situation that Rudi Schlattner found himself in when he was just a young boy. WWII had broken out, and with the conquering of surrounding nations, German citizens began to move into Nazi controlled territory. Rudi and his family lived in Czechoslovakia during WWII. When the war finally came to a close in 1945, German national were forced out of Czechoslovakia. He and his family fled the country and left their house and all their belongings behind. This would be incredibly difficult for anyone to do, especially a young child. Rudi is now 80 years old, and one of his wishes before he passes away was the to see his childhood home one more time. He made the journey all the way back to Czechoslovakia, and visited his old house with his entire family. Rudi had a sneaking suspicion that his father may have stored some stuff away in the house for a later date, but was never able to get back to it. Check out these pictures to see if Rudi was right.
This is the house that Rudi grew up in. Rudi is 80 years old and wanted to see it at least one more time before he died.
Rudi also believed that his father may have hidden a valuable stash of items inside the house. He wanted to be the one to find it.
While they were searching the attic, Rudi noticed a loose board along the wall with a string attached to it. This small piece of evidence had gone unnoticed for years, even after the numerous renovations the house has gone under.
This compartment was located behind the door. It was full of wrapped packages and boxes. Even though it was a small space, it took hours to retrieve all the items out of the attic.