ABOUT THE BOOK: What would drive a young man to leave his family and escape to an unknown future? . . . . Ladis Visner had family, a girlfriend, friends, and a comfortable life. Why would he risk it all, not knowing if he would ever see them again, or even make it back alive? As Russian-supported Communist leaders tightened their grip, armored vehicles rolled into his hometown, and his world was changed forever. He knew he had to get out, but to where and how? God had a unique plan for his life, which was possible only with His guidance and protection. From the impenetrable border crossings to former concentration camps to New York City, Escaping the Iron Curtain reveals how he came to live his dream in America. His escape had a far greater impact than he ever imagined. . . . . . . ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Ladis and Pat Visner collaborated in the writing of this book. Ladis suffered through life under Communism and attempted to escape from it. His stories are unique and personal and for quite a while he kept them private, not willing to share them. Over their years together, Pat heard some of his experiences and encouraged him to record them before the details were lost. They spent several years collecting the stories. Together they have seen God's hand at work in their lives. Painful events from Ladis' past have become the catalyst for fulfilling God's purpose and finding his destiny. Pat is a fashion designer and has written various articles. Ladis is a home builder and an athlete. They share a passion for languages and travel and have visited many countries.