Nobody reproached us with anything because they knew that the regime was of all sorts
She was born on 7 March 1951 in a small town on Sobieszów near Jelenia Góra as Krystyna Ciastko. Her parents came to a new Polish territory to work there; her father worked as a glass cutter in a local glass factory. She had a nice childhood with her older sister and younger twin brothers. She decided to leave school and start making money to make it easier for her family. She found a job in a glass factory in Janov nad Nisou via Polish employment office. She got married to a Czech and she raised a son and a daughter in Janov. After the divorce, she moved to Hejnice in 1989 and she was still living there in 2021.