There is a Siemianowka reservoir, but our village is no longer there….
Mr. Mikołaj was born in the village of Luka, which existed until 1986, when the residents were resettled to Novaya Luka or apartments for displaced persons in the village of Bondary and other towns, due to the construction of the Siemianivka reservoir. As he says, for the bachelors, one rode a bicycle to Tarnopol andCzytaj dalej
Our Mrs. Helenka
Ms. Helenka was born in the village of Topolany as the oldest of six siblings. Those were difficult times. Every pair of working hands counted. As a child, immediately after school she ran to help her parents on the farm. Despite her dreams of becoming a seamstress, she soon had to start earning money. AfterCzytaj dalej
Podozierany, a small village in the municipality of Michalowo.
It is almost 50 years since Mrs. Walentyna became a young widow. Her husband, Mr Eugeniusz, died after a 3-year illness, leaving Mrs Walentyna with two small sons. There was also a farm and therefore a lot of work. To send her sons to school and pay for their education, she had to earn extraCzytaj dalej
Dear Mrs Zosia …
Mrs Zosia lives with her husband in a tiny village where they literally have few neighbours. She had a dear daughter who took care of her mother when she fell ill with cancer. The mother recovered but the daughter became ill and died. Mrs Zosia was very traumatised by this, cried constantly and could notCzytaj dalej
Mrs Irena – retired teacher
Mrs Irena spent her whole life with children, because she worked as a teacher. She loved children and the time she spent with them. She usually taught the youngest, i.e. grades 1-4. She was born and has always lived in Podlewkowie. After graduating from secondary school, which was the Pedagogical Secondary School in Bielsk Podlaski,Czytaj dalej
Mr Józef and Mrs Helenka – the story of their lives
The main character of our story is Mr Józef. However, it is difficult not to mention the figure of his wife – Mrs Helenka, a very nice person who is always very happy about our visit. This tiny, fragile woman bravely takes care of her husband, with whom she has lived together for 65 years.Czytaj dalej
Highlander in Podlasie.
From the mountain peaks to the plains of Podlasie … Today we will tell you about our next patient. Mr Marian, originating from the Żywiec highlanders, and since he married a lady from Białystok, he became an inhabitant of Podlasie. But let’s start his story from the beginning. Mr Marian was born in Żywiec. However,Czytaj dalej
After the war, deported, but returned to Poland …
Mr Arkadiusz was born in Michałowo, but after the war, as a little boy, he had to leave his hometown with his mother (his father died). As a result of the resettlement of the Polish population from the eastern territories of the Republic of Poland, the so-called repatriated, the family was taken to Odessa. There,Czytaj dalej
Łozowe on the Narewka river
This is where Ms. Olga was born. As she says, although she was a little girl at the time, she remembers the war years. Together with her family, she had to leave the family home, as these were the times of resettlement. Then she got married and together with her husband they settled in theCzytaj dalej
Half a century together
Mr. Bronek and Mrs. Lidka have been together for over half a century, healthy and sick, as they swore once. After a stroke and head surgery, he has been lying and dependent on his wife for all life activities for five years. Mrs. Lidia is 5 years younger than her husband, she is also aCzytaj dalej