The air bristled with tension as the clock struck 2:00pm on May 3, 1945. Yugoslavian prisoner Zvonimir Čučković seized his chance, sliding past the iron gates of Austria’s Itter Castle. This towering fortress, where he endured under the steely gaze of Nazi SS guards, now lay behind him. Heart pounding, he mounted his bicycle, and disappearing into the thick, murmuring forest beyond.
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