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Vanda K. would like to for the first Time in the unknown home

The 75-Year-old with Lithuanian roots, has worked all her life. The pension is not enough barely to live, especially for small requests.

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her grandson said to her: "You are the most beautiful grandma of Perlach." Vanda K. laughs. "Maybe he's right," she says then, with such an innocent face, that you have to laugh. You can explain all of this with your sun sprouts, so she calls the dots. The would cover your wrinkles Verde. Your brothers and sisters have sprouts no Sun and no blue eyes as you, that has to do with your life story. K.'s daughter, also named Vanda, has researched the history of the family some time ago.

Vanda K. has Lithuanian roots, but born in lower Saxony, Goslar. Her mother had been brought up in the Second world war as a forced laborer from Lithuania there. K. came in the year 1943, one day before Christmas. She has a different father than her six brothers and sisters, who would later be born, a German. After the end of the war the mother went to Czechoslovakia; the man she had met K.'s stepfather, was a Czech. In Prague, Vanda K. made a training in a Hotel. Of your 14. Age of it has worked. Communism was regarded in the family. Vanda K. himself had politically been followed, told her daughter, two years you've served time in prison. During the Prague spring in 1968, her brother, with a Kalashnikov over her one day. As a soldier, he was on the other side.

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Eventually, Vanda K. decided to try it with a new life, in Germany, the country where she was born. With her then ten-year-old daughter came in 1981, after Munich, made an application for asylum and was allowed to stay. The first time was difficult because she spoke no English, and because she was not allowed to work for three years. Mother and daughter lived in a boarding house, and later they got the apartment in Neuperlach, in the K. now for 34 years, lives. When she received the work permit, she applied for a Job in a print shop in Altperlach. For 20 years she worked there, and they did it gladly, "we were like a family." For ten years she is retired.

Although she has worked for more than 20 years in the Czech Republic, she gets out of the neighboring country only a measly pension of 100 euros a month. With the German pension and the basic security she doesn't have much to live on. Would not complain. "Already", this is a typical set of Vanda K. meat is expensive - you can eat the meat. When she sees in TV documentaries about slaughter, don't want to. "I am currently Vetschie," she says. OK before usually cooked for a couple of days, so you will save money. She Recently had an eye operation, for which you had to pay 160 euros. And then the cost of drugs. "I am a running a pharmacy," says K. symptoms of old age.

says to her daughter: "It is sad that the elderly get so little pension. You are not rewarded for their performance." So like her mother, who has worked for a lifetime. "If you then have to go to the office, you will be taken." Fortunately, Vanda K. has the support of her daughter. Regularly makes the large plaster. Recently, her mother has bought a used kitchen and installed, the old one was just too dilapidated. You would replace the 30-year-old bed, but this is not for you financially. Also Vanda, the daughter, has, it is not easy. Her husband died, she has three children, the youngest daughter still lives at home. The eldest son has children, Vanda K. is two-fold Great-grandmother.

On the walls hang pictures that she has painted, watercolor, and acrylic. Paint, I like you, in the summer, you want to start this again. Ah, Summer. Last year, at Pentecost, she was in Italy, Bibione on the Adriatic, their daughter had invited them. It was the second vacation of your life. Vanda K. says now. Of Italy. "Very nice! The food is so good!" And from England, the first vacation of your life, you could stay with a friend of their daughter. "Friendly People!" You would like to travel again. Lithuania, see you in the country of origin. She's never been there.

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