Born in Zaracz near Braslav on 11 August 1918. Her parents had a 10-hectare farm. Janina attended a Polish school in Zaracz, where she completed seven forms. She married in 1938. In Zaracz she lived through World War II. After the war she worked in a kolkhoz for 25 years. She retired in 1966. She has been a widow since 1990. Two years after her husband’s death she moved to her son’s place in Braslav, where she still lives.Her two granddaughters live and study in Poland.