Living with History


 Rajmund is a brilliant amateur expert

With his impressive knowledge, Rajmund Niwiński is a regular participant of TV game shows. Over the last two years, he has brilliantly performed in two challenging competitions:  Jeden z dziesięciu (One out of Ten) the longuest running TV show on Polish TV and Giganci Historii (Giants of History) the reference TV show launched in 2020.


Rajmund was born with History. His father was a Home Army soldier, a Polish resistant of the Armia Krajowa who fought against the German and Russian occupants. His grandfather was a soldier of Józef Piłsudski who contributed to recovering the Independence of Poland in 1918. His great-grandfather, Julian Rajmund Niwiński was an insurgent of the January Uprising (1863) before a 17-year deportation in Siberia. Benedykt Niwiński, a member of Rajmund’s family line was an officer of Napoleon in the army of the Duchy of Warsaw. The Niwiński and the Książyk are sharing common family roots in Podlaskie. Rajmund has Książyk names among his distant ancestors.

The Poles have a passion for History. On public and private TV channels, History shows record significant audiences. Public broadcaster TVP has a 24/7 channel dedicated to History: TVP Historia. The audience can easily access History through fictional movies, documentaries, talk shows, filmed theatre and tv games.

TV game that value and promote knowledge are very popular in Poland. Giganci Historii is an "amateur-expert show". Each episode has a single theme that focuses on a specific period of time, day, event, idea or figure. This TV game is a quiz with three rounds. In the first round “kto pierwszy, ten lepszy”, the first participant to answer the question is the winner. In the second round "bitwa o punkty” questions of varying difficulty are selected. In the third round “szach-mat”, contestants select the number of the question asked to their adversaries. Finally, during “finał walka o tron” (final battle for the throne), contestants answer expert questions.

Program Giganci Historii - December 2021 – Episode 55 – 45 mn - Theme: 11th-12th c.  Crusades Era - Hosted by Maciej Kurzajewski – Jury: Pr. Janusz Odziemkowski and Pr. Bartłomiej Dźwigała.


The Crusades Era is one of the most complex period in History. Rajmund won the first and second round. During the third round, he stumbled on a tricky question about the name of an Arab scholar and finished a brilliant third with only 20 points below the winner. He went to the final and faced a question about the last King of Jerusalem. Rajmund finished on the third step of the podium. This is a brilliant performance that makes all the Niwiński and Książyk Families very proud.

Program Jeden z dziesięciu - 29 September 2020 - Hosted by Tadeusz Sznuk


„Jeden z dziesięciu” is a daily TV game. Each edition includes 21 episodes: 20 qualifications and one finale with only 3 players remaining on the battlefield. The rules of the show are vey complex. They include accumulated points, the lack of answers, mistakes possibilities, and strategic designations.

This show is more than an intellectual challenge for participants. Requested skills are knowledge, erudition, endurance, reflexes, agility and versatility.  The questions cover almost all fields of knowledge.