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Fremont and his family live just outside Serfaus, Austria. They lived a quiet life until the Anschluss. When Hitler took over Germany, he knew they couldn't just stay stay silent while God's chosen people were being "exterminated". Their house has know become one of the many stations on the way to the Austria/Switzerland border. Being the last house before the boarder, they are responsible for helping each family over the boarder. Fremont is convinced that helping the Jews is what God has called him to and he leads his family wisely as they work together for the Lord.
Matthaus is 17--almost 18, and the eldest of the two children in the Baxter family. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and strives to be a good example for his sister, Kareena. He has taken on a big role in helping the Jews when it would endanger his father to do so and he accepts the position with a ready knowledge of what will happen if he's caught and a quick and ready grin. He, as well as his father, mother and sister feel that God has given them a duty to help his chosen people and desires to be a tool in the hand of his mighty God.