This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family protected Jewish refugees who were trying to escape the advance of Nazi Germany from the west and the advancing Russian Red Army and their Romanian allies to the east. Karoly was used as human-shield by Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. When, after the war, Hungary was under Russian Communist control, he was sent to prison. Karoly was committed as a political prisoner for being a member of the Independent Small-holders Party, the communist party's only serious political rival. Forced to work in a coal mine and surviving roof collapses and gas leaks, Karoly escaped to England in 1956 during the revolution. A refugee, with few friends in his newly adopted country, he rebult his life and recovered his sanity. This is his incredible story.