Centrum im. Ludwika Zamenhofa
Mediateka CLZ
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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.


Wróblewski Piotr

Wróblewski Piotr

Piotr Wróblewski, born December 10th, 1935 in Stacja Brzostowica (currently in Belarus), the child of Olga (nee Kowalczuk) and Marian Wróblewski. In 1945 along with his parents and siblings he came to Poland. At first they settled in Bobrowniki. He attended the Primary School in Bobrowniki (a Belarussian school), and later in Wieroba near Zubki Białostockie. In 1948 the family moved to Białystok. He attended the 2nd Common School at Grunwaldzka Street and continued his education in the Male High School at Warszawska Street (currently King Sigismund August 6th High School). In 1955 he enrols in the Teacher Study at Złota Street. From 1957 he taught Polish at the 2nd Primary School, later at the 7th Primary School, where he organised a school library. At the same time he taught Polish at a High School for the Emplyed (currently the building of the 3rd High School). In 1961 he was emplyed as an organiser of a teacher`s library in the newly established Teacher Study at Świerkowa Street. The same year he received his M.A. at the Higher Teacher School in Kraków. He graduated from a Librarianship and Information Study in Poznań. He passed a state exam for a certified librarian. In 1977 he received a Ph.D. in Polish lingusitics from the University of Warsaw. In 1981 he became a university teacher at the University of Warsaw branch in Białystok, he was appointed to the position of the acting Director of the Institute of Polish. In 1982 he attended a course organised by a Vocational Improvement Works in Białystok, where he received an apprentice in carpentry certificate. He finished a Study for Teachers teaching Polish as a foreign language at the University of Warsaw. In 1987 he went with his wife to Moscow to teach at the M. Lomonosov University, at the Faculty of Slavic languages, where they both taught Polish until 1990. In 2000 he became an extraordinary Professor at the University in Białystok (habilitation at the Univeristy of Warsaw). For around 6 years he taught Polish in Hrodno, his students were students of Primary and Kindergarten Education. He retired in 2008. From 2010 he has been teaching at the Higher School of Finance and Management in Białystok.