There have been many stories told of secret, hidden possessions that were buried away during years of war or turmoil.
Though they remained still and unseen for decades, theireventual unearthing is always suspenseful.
One man has returned “home” to search for family possessions that his father once hid away right before they were forced to evacuate the country.
His father had taught him a special way of finding the hidden objects, but it wasn’t easy to retrieve them. Seven decades after he last saw them, it was hard to tell whether the items had survived through years of wear and tear.
Thankfully, the objects, which had remained untouched since the years after World War II, were recovered and found to be intact. The Daily Mail spoke with some of those who were involved in the discovery.
Right After World War II, Rudi Schlattner and his family fled their home in Czechoslovakia. They were forced to evacuate their home due to an act of mass eviction of ethnic Germans by the Czech government.
Schlattner, now in his 80s, wanted to return to his childhood home. He reached out to government officials in Libouch, a village in northwest Czech Republic, where his old home has since been used as a kindergarten.