In Escape To Freedom, Irie Glajar, a mathematics professor in Austin, Texas describes
his hair-raising and amazing true story of his escape from the totalitarian and crushing
communist regime of 1981 Romania.
Irie, then only 26 years old, risked his life and everything else in a daring escape
from Romania through what was then the old Yugoslavia and Italy, in a quest for a
life of freedom in the U.S.A.
With the tight hold the communists kept on their citizens, the odds of a successful
escape were slim and the penalties if caught were drastic. With little money and
no vehicle, Irie decided to take the risk.
Having little knowledge of a foreign country, Irie had to seek information and help
from strangers whose language he didn’t understand. During each one of these contacts
he risked being turned in to the local authorities for substantial rewards and could
have been sent back to Romania for certain severe punishment.
In addition to his dangerous travels out of the Communist Bloc, Escape To Freedom
is Irie’s story of his early years in Romania, including his education and his struggles
with communist oppression. His book also describes his new adventure and successes
once he finally reached the freedom of the U.S.A.
Escape To Freedom is a chronicle that will entertain and inspire all who read it
to follow their own dreams for a fulfilled life in freedom.