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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

Ejsymont Donata

Ejsymont Donata

Donata Ejsymont, born November 23rd, 1931 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, the child of Stanisława (nee Dubaczewska) and Serwacy Lipiński. She spent her childhood in Vorokhta (currently in the Ukraine). There she began her education at a primary school. On September 17th, 1939 after the invasion of the Soviet Army on Poland the entire family went to Dąbrowa Białostocka. They spent the Soviet and Nazi occupation in Dąbrowa Białostocka and Różanystok. In 1946 or 1947 they move to Białystok. In Białystok Donata Ejsymont started attending the 2nd Primary School and continued her education at the Trade School in Białystok. She graduated in 1951 receiving a certificate of an economy technician. After graduating she went on to study Polish at the Catholic University of Lublin. She returned to Białystok in 1954. She worked as an audience hall supervisor at the Puppet Theatre, she was a cultural and educational officer at the Fasty factory, at the Provincial Labour Cooperative Union, and at the State Consumer`s Cooperative “Społem”, where she established a library. Until her retirement she worked at the railway pharmacy, at first as a drug tagger, and later as an accountant. In 1956 she joined the Polish United Worker`s Party. In 1981 she gave up her party card. From 1981 he is the member of the “Solidarność” Union.