Refugees from Communist lands have slipped through the Iron Curtain in all manner of vehicles—in airplanes, in armored cars, even in circus wagons. Last week came word of an entire family from Red Czechoslovakia arriving in the U.S. zone of Austria buried deep within a load of lumber. The buried treasure included a baker from Susice, his son, his daughter-in-law and his two small grandchildren, aged two and four.

Four years ago Baker Bedrich Cech's daughter had slipped out of the country alone to marry an American G.I. Because of her flight,...

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