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.


Łukjaniuk Miron Mirosław

Miron Miroslaw Lukjaniuk was born in 1948, in Białystok (Podlaskie Voivodeship). A graduate of Bialystok Technical University (mechanical engineer). In 1966 he began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks as a production quality controller, next as a technologist in the Tools Supply Department and next, as a constructor. Since 1978, he worked as a technology specialist. In 1980 he was promoted to manager of the Quality Control Department. He retired in 2006. Member of the organization: Metalworkers` Trade Union, Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society, Association of Polish Engineers and Mechanical Technicians, Solidarity, The All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions. Personal and family life: wife Krystyna, two children and grandson. Interests and hobbies: cultivation of a plot, sport (cycling, cross-country skiing, swimming), University of the Third Age at University in Bialystok, history, tourism, informatics, photography.

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