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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

Gawałkiewicz Lech Jerzy

Lech Jerzy Gawałkiewicz, was born in 1944 (age 70), in Białystok (Podlaskie Voivodeship). He has a secondary technical education. He graduated from the Factory of Tooling and Chucks Company‘s Vocational School. In 1965, he began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks on the position of workshop divider. In the following years, he worked as a quality controller, planner, instructor of vocational training on lathes, supply clerk, foreman of the pattern shop and carpenter. He retired early in 2003. Member of the organization: Solidarity (from 1982 to 2003). Personal and family life: wife, three children, five grandchildren.