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.


Wieremiejczuk Maria

Maria Wieremiejczyk was born in 1930 (age 84), in Gródek (Podlaskie Voivodeship). She graduated from primary school in Gródek. In 1951 she began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks on a drillers` position. In the `70s of the twentieth century, she was transferred to the Division of CT Precision Chucks, of the Factory of Tooling and Chucks, on Szosa Północno-Obwodowa street, where she continued to work on the drillers` position. She retired in 1985. Member of the organization: Union of Polish Youth and Metalworkers` Trade Union. Personal and family life: husband Eugeniusz, daughter Anna, sons Mirosław and Stefan.