Escape From Sudetenland by Warne Wilson
Approx. 4,300 words.
Published on February 18, 2012.
A family in a German village in Czeck Sedetenland close to the German border is fragmented and hated by the locals when the German army invades. The surviving teenage son and his mother live in poverty and starvation under Russian occupation. They make a bid for freedom on a dark, freezing, winter's night to the American Zone in West Germany when the war ends.