Centrum im. Ludwika Zamenhofa
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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.


Mozolewski Janusz

Mozolewski Janusz

Janusz Mozolewski born the 8th of March 1941 in Bialystok, in the family of Aniela (nee Dragowska) and Waclaw Mozolewski. His father worked on building site. To 1964 he lived on Bojary, on Piasta street no. 146. In 1957 belonging to sport club “Zryw” he took part in Regional Championship in athletics in Bialystok (stadium on Zwierzyniec). He took second place in high jump. On this result he finished his adventure with athletics. In 1959 he began training box in sport club “Polonia”, then he moved to sport club “Gwardia”. From October 1963 he was doing the military service in Internal Security Corps (KBW). In 1969 he gained brown medal in Polish Championship in Boxing in Mielec. In 1973 or 1974 he resigned from practicing box, he finished boxing instructor course. He trained juniors in “Gwardia”. Because of the lack of the regular post about 1975 he resigned from this activity. About 1977 he began job in Voivodship Command of Militia in Lomza.

Photos and documents

The oldest inhabitants of Białystok