This way we left that paradise and arrived in Gdańska We were received by the army They registered our names My mother was shouted at, she was told what kind of mother did not teach her daughter to speak Polish“
She was born in Olsztyn on the 16th of May 1929 in a catholic family. She had two older brothers - they both served in the Wermacht. Her father was a railway man and her mother was a stay-at-home mother. In 1944 she graduated from the elementary school and started working in the country. The peaceful period of her life ended on the 19th of January 1945 when the Russians bombed Olsztyn. The evacuation of her family began. Elżbieta Lobert with her mother went to Denmark where they spent a year and a half. Their ship was torpedoed but it did not sink. Her father stayed in the Olsztyn area. Elżbieta and her mother decided to get back home as they were certain that nothing had changed in their neighborhood. However, the family lost their pre-war apartment and moved to the room located in the Sanitation Institute where her father worked. The family managed to get back the house in 1956. Ms Elżbieta learnt Polish very quickly, graduated from a university and got a job - at first in Górów Iłowiecki, afterwards in Olsztyn. Since 1979 she has been retired. She never wanted to leave her homeland - Warmia.