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Oral history

Thanks to e-Mediateka project many recordings will be available. Were chosen  interviews with people connected with Bialystok (among others: artists, athletes, enthusiasts, “ordinary” citizens of Bialystok, Esperantists) which show a diverse range of topics. They are located within broad framework of possible time, refer to  history of Bialystok and Podlasie, taking into account topics involving stories of people from Bialystok or Podlasie, but sometimes beyond the geographical area (e.g. bieżeństwo, deportations, Warsaw uprising, emigration). Moreover Mediateka CLZ as the only one in Poland multimedia library contains wide documentation Esperanto movement, and this part of the collection will be also presented in e-Mediateka. Users will have an opportunity to get to know with whole interviews or fragments, connected with chosen topics.

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Oral history

Koszewski Jerzy

Koszewski Jerzy

Jerzy Koszewski (coat of arms - Ciołek),born on February 20th, 1932 in Białystok, the child of Ksienia (nee Smółko) and Józef Koszewski. His father was a caretaker. In 1939 during the Soviet occupation he began his education in the 8th Common School at Jurowiecka Street. From 1941 he attended secret classes with teachers such as Anna Rejzner. From 1944 he attended the 5th Common School at Pałacowa Street, then he attended the 1st Common School at the corner of Sienkiewicz and Ogrodowa Streets. Between 1949 and 1952 he was a student of the Administrative and Trade High School in Białystok and a Financial Technical High School. Between 1971 and 1976 he studied at the Department of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he received a legal solicitor`s training. He worked as the chief accountant at the Board of Regional Workers` Union of Land and Air Transportation Workers, as a legal counsel at the State Enterprise Beet-sugar Factory “Łapy” in Łapy. He served on numerous social position, he was the President of the Białystok Collector`s Club (which he co-founded), the President of the Friends of Books Society, Białystok branch. He was awarded the Silver medal of the Millenium of Polish State, as well as the Order of Polonia Restituta.