A border. Figures are seen in flight across the landscape. Volunteers help receive the refugees in Austria and lake them to a Red Cross frontier shelter; among them is a young widow from the working class, Maria Varga, and her two boys. They are carried on a bus, with a young stranger named Peter, to a re¬fugee camp at Traiskirchen. a ruined military academy, where they are housed in a bunk-room with 89 others. Maria has no plan for her future.