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.



Bojary Project, is realized as a part of Mediateka CLZ. The project started in the year 2009. The aim of the project is to protect and popularize memory about one of the oldest districts in Bialystok – Bojary. We invited former and present inhabitants of the district to take part in our project. The inhabitants of Bojary share with us their memories about appearance of the area, people who lived and still live here, neighbors, well known personages and characteristic figures. Apart from that – information on everyday life and special celebrations in Bojary. They also express their opinions about capabilities and missed chances of protecting the Bojary district. Together with memories gathered in audiovisual media files, we collect iconography documenting the appearance and life in Bojary district, since the XIX/XX century watershed until now. We invite everybody who used to live in Bojary to share with us their memories about this district, or other historical parts of Bialystok. Please, leave information with Your data in CLZ`s cash desk.
  • Czajkowski Konrad

  • Czołpiński Józef

  • Kazimierczyk Julitta

  • Krassowski Kazimierz Marian

  • Krygier Łucja

  • Mozolewski Janusz

  • Tylicki Roman

  • Ulman Andrzej

  • Warzecha Ryszard

  • Fechner Krystyna

  • Fidziukiewicz Irena

  • Kozioł Walentyna

  • Łukjaniuk Krystyna

  • Opolska-Mieleszko Helena

  • Popławska Teresa

  • Seroka Wanda

  • Sztachelska-Kokoczka Alina

  • Drozdowska Ewa

  • Siemieńczuk Zinaida

  • Święcka Elżbieta

  • Kowerko Jan