The road to Novy Tomysl. In November 1944, Elsa Fleischer, then 29 years old, took this road by horse carriage to escape the Soviet Army who was marching west towards Germany.
Novy Tomysl. The new owner of her parents' house explains how he keeps up the gardens and grows vegetables.
Novy Tomysl. Only few things have changed since Elsa and her family left their houses behind - the new owners still raise chickens in the garden just like Elsa's parents did.
Novy Tomysl - Kitchentalk. Elsa talks about the old days. She still speaks fluent Polish.
Kuslin. Elsa Fleischer stands in front of the house she and her husband lived in many years ago.
Kuslin. Elsa Fleischer stands in front of the old school she and her three sisters attended.
Kuslin. Talking in the garden about the old days with the new owner of her house. Elsa still speaks fluent Polish.
Kuslin. Elsa stands on the spot where she got married to her first husband who later died in a Soviet war prison.
Kuslin. The church where Elsa was baptised and got married to her first husband who later died in a Soviet war prison.
Kuslin. Not much has changed - Elsa meets an old friend.
Novy Tomsyl. Elsa Fleischer.
NovyTomysl. The road that leads from her parents house to Kuslin.
Opalenica. Elsa is being invited to visit the greenhouse. During her visit she was welcome everywhere.
Opalenica. Three generations are living in the house - not much has changed in rural Poland since the days Elsa and her family lived here.
Opalenica. During her visit she was welcome everywhere. Here she sings Polish songs she remembers from her childhood and youth.