Grandma told me: - Go close to the fence If you see the planes flying low, throw yourself down next to the fence, so you won’t get hit
She was born in 1935 in the village called Wossitz which belonged to The Free City of Danzig (German: Freie Stadt Danzig) in catholic German family. Her father worked in a shipyard as a locksmith, her mother was a housewife. During the war her parents lived in Danzig, while Anna Kruszyńska spent most of the time in a village of her grandparents - in Wossitz. After the war her parents and her younger sister were expulsed to Germany where they lived until the end of their lives. In 1945 Anna Kruszyńska with her grandparents and a cousin managed to escape by ship to Denmark where they stayed for 2.5 years in different refugees camps. In 1947 they decided to come back to Poland, received Polish citizenship and came to Wossitz, already called Osice. Anna Kruszyńska graduated 3 classes of primary school there. Her aunt didn‘t let her continue studying. She completed primary school only after many years. In 1953, being 18 she got married to a Kashubian man and after half of the year she moved with him to Oliwa, where she lives to date.