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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

Grądzki Leszek

Leszek Grądzki was born on August 4th, 1934 in Mońki, the child of Honorata (nee Świerzbińska) and Jan Grądzki. In 1944 along with his mother and siblings he moved to Białystok to Słonimska Street and the same year he began attending the 10th Primary School at Spacerowa Street. In 1946 he was moved the the Exercise School at Warszawska Street. He attended the Trade School at Warszawska Street. He was a weekend student at the Construction Technical High School. In the 50s he trained at the Związkowiec sports club at Słonimska Street. In 1960 he moved from Słonimska to Nowogródzka Street. He was a student at the Higher School of Engineering in Białystok, where he became a certified constructin technician. He worked at the “Przemysłówka” Białystok Construction for Industry Company and he ran his own construstion and renovation company.