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Oral history

Memories and experience are some of the most valuable gifts that the older generation can give to the younger. In the LZC Media Library we collect valuable accounts of witnesses of history, we compile and share them.

The interviews are recorded using the narrative-biographical method, which involves recording the free expression of a witness about their entire life. This type of narrative takes into account the subjective perspective of such issues as: local culture, ethnicity, tradition and customs, religion, or identity. Stories recorded in this way are unique, different for each person. Thanks to this, they allow to get to know the individual view of people who saw the interwar period, World War II and the beginnings of the Polish People’s Republic with their own eyes.

We are constantly looking for witnesses of history – people who have spent the last 60, 70 and more years in Białystok and would like to tell us the story of their lives, describe important events as they remember them. If you are such a person or know someone who would like to tell their story, please contact the BCC/LZC.

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Damulewicz Piotr

Damulewicz Piotr

Piotr Damulewicz, born August 21st, 1953 in Białystok at Starobojarska Street. He attended the 5th Primary School at Kamienna Street, then the 3rd High School at Ogrodowa Street. In 1974 he began education at the Puppet Theatre Actor Study (organised by the Białystok Puppet Theatre and headed by Krzysztof Rau), later transformed in 1975 into a Puppet Department of the Zelwerowicz Warsaw State Theatre School. After graduating he began working at the Białystok Puppet Theatre and the Theatre Academy, where he works until today. At the Puppet Theatre he played innumerable roles (over 50 premieres). As an academic teacher in 2010 he received the title of a Professor from President Lech Kaczyński. He is the Chairman of the Theatre Culture Society, creator (along with Polsich Community, of which he is a board member) and coorganiser of the “Kresy" Recitiation Competition for Poles living abroad. He has a wife – Krystyna and two children – Karolina and Tomasz.

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