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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.


Oral history

Polecki Adolf

Adolf Polecki, born the 31st of January 1925 in Starosielce, in the family of Aleksandra (nee Fiodorowa) and Feliks Polecki. Father was a railwayman. Adolf graduated elementary school in Starosielce. At school he belonged to youth patriotic organizations – Zuchy and Orleta. In the summer 1939 he passed military training in Grandzicze (near Grodno). During German occupation his father involved him into conspiracy for NSZ. Mostly he spread underground newspapers and leaflets, passing massages and collecting information. On the 24th of January arrested with his father and a large group of conspiracy members as a result of denunciation. They were kept in prison in Bialystok for two months. With his father they were joined to the big transport which the 29th of March was located in KL Stutthof (concentration camp) . Adolf was marked number 33328. In the camp he worked in building commando. In January 1945 he was evacuated with his father and other prisoners in the direction of Lebork. He regained freedom in evacuation camp in Krepa Kaszubska. His father died few days before release in the camp in Rybno. After II world war he graduated technical school and worked as building designer. He finished few training courses, something like studies in Institute of Fundamental Problems Marxism and Leninism, field of study economy of industry and sociology with philosophy. At the beginning he was working in Bialystok Industrial Construction Company so called Przemyslowka, later in Union of Agricultural Building. In 1981 he passed retired. Since many years he has been active on social field, he was a chairman, at the moment vice-chairman of Polish Association of Political Prisoners of Nazi Prisons and Concentration Camps. Interests: picking mushrooms, fishing, gardening.