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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

Kalinowska Eugenia

Eugenia Kalinowska was born in 1937 (age 77), in Przechowdy (Podlaskie Voivodeship). She graduated from the Secondary Technical School of Mechanical Engineering in Białystok, located on Dąbrowskiego Street. In 1956, due to the working order, she was directed to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks. She did work experience as a turret lathe turner. Next, she worked as a workshop writer, technologist, planner and material dispatcher in the foundry. In 1980 she resigned from her job in the factory. Member of the organization: Polish United Workers` Party, Polish Federation of Engineering Associations, Polish–Soviet Friendship Society, Metalworkers` Trade Union, Country Defense League- sanitary and medical section, Chairwoman of the Working Women`s Committee, next to Metalworkers` Trade Union. Personal and family life: widow, two children, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.