Love between German woman and Polish man survives Iron Curtain
"Even though they said no, Elvira told me, 'It doesn't matter because I will never stop loving you.' "
- Fortunat Mackiewicz, Elvira's husband
For five decades, she kept his picture in her wallet -- a black-and-white snapshot of a handsome young Polish man with brooding eyes.
Now, in this 70th year since Second World War broke out, and 20th year since the Cold War ended, they are married in a love affair that has triumphed against all odds.