How does life in the West compare with life behind the Iron Curtain? Why are opportunities so different in thriving Western Europe compared with the Communist-dominated East? When my six-year-old son heard that his mother and I were going behind the Iron Curtain, he asked: "Daddy, is it dark behind the Iron Curtain?" His little mind was totally unable to conceive just what it was like behind an Iron Curtain. Most Westerners have no very clear impression of what life is like in Communist-dominated countries. They have never travelled to any communist controlled Iron Curtain countries. They have not seen first-hand the wretched conditions existing in those nations. How does life in Communist East Germany and Czechoslovakia compare with the West? To obtain the answers my wife and I and two students from Ambassador College recently slipped through the Iron Curtain to view Czechoslovakia and East Germany firsthand. Here is what we saw, and its vital significance to every one of us.
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