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.


Gołąbiewski Zbigniew

Zbigniew Gołąbiewski was born in 1940 (age 74), in Olmonty, near Białystok (Podlaskie Voivodeship). He graduated from Technical School of Shipbuilding Industry in Gdańsk and, in 1961, from Engineering College in Białystok. In 1960, he began to work in the Factory of Tooling and Chucks. In the years 1960-63 he worked as a turner; 1964-65 as an experimental division technologist; 1965-71 as a constructor; 1971-76 as a manager of tool-room and from 1976 to 1988 as a director of the production. In 1988, he resigned from his job in the factory. He set up his own company “PROMOTECH”. Member of the organization: Metalworkers` Trade Union, Association of Polish Engineers and Mechanical Technicians, president of the Metalworkers Club, Polish Yacht Club- Białystok, Polish United Workers‘ Party. Personal and family life: wife Grażyna, daughters Małgorzata, Małgorzata, Monika. Interests and hobbies: sailing and golf.

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