In August of 1939 a nine year old boy, his younger brother, and his mother sailed to Yugoslavia for a purported vacation that would end up lasting six years. Before they reached Yugoslavia, World War II started. They continued on their journey. The American Consulate advised them to return to the United States, but the boy's mother decided to stay in Yugoslavia. That decision both saved them and nearly killed them several times. The boy's name was Anthony Farcich. Ahead lay a series of events which could lead a child to neurosis or set him on a course of resolve and determination.