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.


Rożkiewicz Eugeniusz

Eugeniusz Rożkiewicz was born in 1938 (age 76), in Gródek (Podlaskie Voivodeship). He graduated from the Secondary Technical School of Mechanical Engineering in Białystok, located on Dąbrowskiego Street and from The Central Vocational College for Working Students (1987). In 1961, he began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks as a controller in the Quality Control Department. Since 1978, he worked in the Planning Department as a competence chief inspector and later, as an organizer of inventiveness movement in the Department of Chief Technologist. From 1983 to 1997, he worked in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Department as a Work Safety and Hygiene Inspector, later as a Work Safety and Hygiene Specialist. For six months, he worked as a department manager. He retired in 1997. Member of the organization: Factory Sports Club “Metalowiec” (volleyball), The Reserve Officers Association, Country Defense League, The Polish–Soviet Friendship Society. Personal and family life : wife Aleksandra, sons Tomasz and Dariusz.

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