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Dr Tomasz Cebulski

Dr Tomasz Cebulski

Graduated from the Institute of International Relations and the Institute of the Middle and Far East at the Faculty of International and Political Studies JU. Doctor of humanities in the field of political science. The title of his PhD dissertation: Polityczne i międzynarodowe aspekty funkcjonowania Państwowego Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau w latach 1980-2010. The founder of a centre for genealogical research, which documents the history of Polish Jews, promotes education about the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish dialogue (www.jewish-guide.pl). The author of "Auschwitz po Auschwitz” and many other articles on the topic of remembrance policy. Research interests: Jewish genealogy, the heritage of Polish Jews, formation of the memory about the Holocaust , history and the educational role of World War II memorial sites.

Dr Jerzy Wójcik

Dr Jerzy Wójcik

In 2010 received the degree of doctor of humanities in the field of political science at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Graduated from the Institute of International Relations at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University and completed a post-graduate programme at the Institute of the Middle and Far East JU. A recipient of a scholarship from Florentyna Kogutowska Fund at the Jagiellonian University and a scholarship from the State of Israel. Since 2006 has been working as a guide for the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and also collaborated with a number of organizations and institutions in Poland and abroad, including: International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/ Auschwitz and the Centre for Holocaust Studies in Krakow. In the years 2008-2015 was the chairman of the IZROPA Institute - an analytical unit dedicated to the analysis of Israeli-European relations. The author of numerous analytical and academic articles on the topic of Middle Eastern conflict. In 2013 Dr Wójcik published a book titled: “Konferencja w Camp David i jej następstwa. Izraelsko-palestyński proces pokojowy po roku 2000”. Has his own company called Holocaust Memorial Partnership, which specializes in the organization of educational programmes and study visits at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Dr Katarzyna Suszkiewicz

Dr Katarzyna Suszkiewicz

Graduated from the Institute of European Studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, doctoral candidate at the Institute of European Studies JU, track: Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Participated in a programme of youth exchange organized by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Polish Israeli Youth Encounters 2009/2010 ) as well as in a seminar for Polish educators at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem (2010), a finalist in the Majer Balaban Competition for the best Master's and Doctoral Theses about Jews and Israel in 2009. Coordinator of the project Polish Prisoners in Norway during World War II" (2010/2011) in cooperation with the Falstad Memorial and Human Right Centre in Norway. At the Centre for Holocaust Studies JU coordinated the international seminar Antisemitism and Racism in Europe – Fascist Ideology and Practice (2008) and worked as a recruiter for the International Summer School for teachers Teaching about the Holocaust (Nauczanie o Holokauście) (2008-2012). Currently collaborates with the Centre for Holocaust Studies on two international programmes: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics and Miami Dade College Summer Institute. Co-author of scenarios for the workshops Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History (Polscy Sprawiedliwi – Przywracanie pamięci). Teaches a module on intergroup relations as part of the programme University Class of Cultural Competencies, organized by the Institute of European Studies JU. Research interests: The Holocaust, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the notions of heritage, remembrance and the utilisation of cultural space.

Mgr Ewelina Malik

Mgr Ewelina Malik

Graduated from the Institute of European Studies, specialising in the Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations JU. Erasmus+ Programme scholarship holder. Participated in a seminar for Polish educators at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. At the Centre for Holocaust Studies JU worked as a recruiter for the International Summer School for teachers Teaching about the Holocaust (Nauczanie o Holokauście) (2014-2017). Teaches a module on minorities as part of the programme University Class of Cultural Competencies, organized by the Institute of European Studies JU. Research interests: The extermination of Jews and the Romani people, Polish-Vatican relationship during the twenty-year interwar period, prosecuting the war crimes committed by the Nazi and personal document literature.

Mgr Elisabeth Wassermann

Mgr Elisabeth Wassermann

Graduated from the Institute of European Studies at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of European Studies JU, track: Auschwitz and the Holocaust, a translator, coordinated the recruitment process for the International Summer School: Teaching about the Holocaust (Nauczanie o Holokauście) at the Centre for Holocaust Studies JU (2013-14). EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) scholarship holder (2014). Teaches classes at the Institute of European Studies and the Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities JU. Selected publications: "Małżeństwo w cieniu swastyki." In: A. Bartuś (ed.), Słowa w służbie nienawiści, Oświęcim, 2013; "What can we learn from the dark chapters in our history? Education about the Holocaust in Poland in a comparative perspective" (J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs in cooperation with E. Buettner. In: FLEKS Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, vol. 1 2014); "The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow: Studies, Research, Remembrance" (J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, E. Buettner, K. Suszkiewicz). In: Lynn W. Zimmerman, Jewish Studies and Holocaust Education in Poland, McFarland, 2014. Research interests: antisemitism, the history of concentration camps, reckoning with the Nazi past after 1945.

Tomasz Kobylański

Graduated from the Division of Ukrainian Studies and the Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, completed a post-graduate programme in Romani Studies at the Pedagogical University of Kraków. Since 2012 has collaborated with the Centre for Holocaust Studies JU, participating in the organization of the International Summer School “Teaching about the Holocaust” (Nauczanie o Holokauście), where he was responsible for contact with the media and recruitment process, including the recruitment of candidates from Ukraine, Russia and Azerbaijan. His articles on the topic of the Holocaust were published in magazines such as: “Polityka", “Tygodnik Powszechny", Ukrainian “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia” and other printed media. From August 2014 to April 2017 worked at the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, where he was responsible for educational projects for the youth and adults.

Maria Brand

Maria Brand

A graduate of Political Sciences at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of European Studies JU (her doctoral dissertation research was part of the international project “The Transnationalization of Struggles for Recognition – Women and Jews in France, Germany, and Poland in the 20th Century"; the topic of her dissertation: Zakaz uboju rytualnego. Tendencje i próby instytucjonalizacji antyżydowskiej ideologii u schyłku II RP w perspektywie porównawczej). Since January 2008 responsible for the programmes and research projects at the Centre for Holocaust Studies JU; in her free time worked as a volunteer in the Caucasus. Research interests: Polish-Jewish relationship in the 20th century, Jewish politics in Poland during the inter-war period, anti-Semitism, collective memory and memorial sites of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Died tragically in the Szczekociny train crash on the 3rd of March 2012.