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.

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Karczewska Elżbieta

Elżbieta Maria Karczewska, born the 6th of June 1950 in Chojnow, she graduated Warsaw University (diploma of Master of Administration), she worked among others: Provincial Center of Sport, Tourism and Recreation “Esperantotur” department in Bialystok, “Esperanto- Servis” private limited company, Service of Public Transport (Department of City Hall) in Bialystok (marketing), City Hall in Bialystok (public procurement), at present in Podlaska Library name Łukasz Górnicki in Bialystok. Membership in organizations: from 1985 she has worked in Esperanto movement. Interests: testing her own abilities on different fields, travels, facilities in interpersonal contacts based on universal language Esperanto.

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