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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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Krassowski Kazimierz Marian

Kazimierz Krassowski, born the 19th of February in 1936 in the family of Zofia (nee Ostrowska) and Zenon Krassowski. He was a resident of Modlińska street, number 10. His father was a mathematics teacher in Lower Secondary School name King Zygmunt August, mother was a telephonist. In 1950 he finished Elementary School no. 5 on Palacowa street. Later he continued education in Lower Secondary School name King Zygmunt August. In 1953 at the age of 17 he began working in the Plant of Energy Networks in Bialystok. At the age of 40 he went on pension, and later he retired. During all his life he lived on Bojary district, first on Modlinska street, at present on Gliniana street. Interests: breeding of pigeons, chess.

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