Centrum im. Ludwika Zamenhofa
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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.


Fiszer-Dolińska Walentyna

Walentyna Fiszer-Dolińska, born the 1st of February 1943 in Topczewo, podlaskie voivodship, she graduated Mikolaj Kopernik University, field of study maths (1962 – 67), Postgraduate Study in Computer Science for Teachers, Kalisz – Nowy Sącz (1983 – 84), she worked as maths teacher in First Secondary School for Working in Bialystok (1967 – 74), maths and physics in High School in Absentia in Bialystok (1974 – 80), maths teacher in Sixth High School name Zygmunt August in Bialystok (1977/78), maths, computer science and Esperanto in First High School in Bialystok name Adam Mickiewicz (1980 – 90), in Esperanto Tourism Office “Esperantotur” in Bialystok, office management and piloting trips (1990 – 2000). Membership in organizations: during studies among others Polish Students Associations (1962 – 1967), Academic Sport Association (1962 – 1966), Esperantists Students Circle (1964 – 67) on University of Mikolaj Kopernik in Torun (chairwomen in 1965 – 67), after study among others Polish Association of Esperantists (since 1965), youth section – Polish Youth Esperantists (chairwoman of Main Management PME in 1970 – 1971), Monda Turismo, at the Esperanto Tourist Office in Bydgoszcz (since 1998). Personal and private life: married between 1971 – 1996 with Michal Dolinski (he was also Esperantist, died in 1996); daughters: Marta (economist, polyglot), born in 1974. Interests: Esperanto, tourism and travels, art, gardens.

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