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  • Tomasz Kranz

    Tomasz Kranz – doctor of humanities in contemporary history, a graduate of: German Philology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, postgraduate courses in the field of museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Public Relations at the Lublin Business School. Since 2007, he has been the head of the State Museum at Majdanek.

    He has played a number of roles in expert committees for museums and centres dealing with the issue of Nazi crimes, including membership in: the International Museum Council at the Memorial House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin (2000–2012), international jury of the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa programme (2008–2012) and the Museum Council at the Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo (since 2007). In the period between 1990 and 1999 ha was a secretary of the editorial board of “Zeszyty Majdanka” [Majdanek Notebooks] magazine, and since 2000 its editor-in-chief. He teaches at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Catholic University of Lublin. His publications are devoted to the history of the German concentration camp at Majdanek, with a special emphasis on extermination and mortality rate of the prisoners, a role and functions of martyrdom museums in the society, theory of history education in museums – memorial sites as well as Polish-German relations regarding the commemoration of World War II. Some of his publications are: Zur Erfassung der Häftlingssterblichkeit im Konzentrationslager Lublin; The Extermination of Jews at the Majdanek Concentration Camp (also in German and in Polish); (ed.): Zbrodnie nazizmu w świadomości i edukacji historycznej w Polsce i Niemczech (also in German); Edukacja historyczna w miejscach pamięci. Zarys problematyki; (ed.): Zur Pädagogik der Erinnerung. Bedingungen, Ziele und Methoden historischer Bildung in Gedenkstätten.

  • Grzegorz Plewik
    Deputy Director

    Born in Lublin in 1970. Historian, graduated from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, attended postgraduate courses in the field of Management & Marketing at the Lublin University of Technology (1999) and Museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (2011).

    Grzegorz Plewik has been working at the State Museum at Majdanek since 1995. He was employed in the Research Department and in 2001 he joined the Education Department. Organizer and participants of many international educational projects. Author, among many other things, of an article on prisoners holding work posts in the Majdanek concentration camp and future exhibitions held at the Museum (co-author). Originator of the Board of Museologists.
    Since 2007 he has been a deputy director. He supervises works related with conservation of immovable museum buildings and objects, running maintenance of the museum, renovations and investments aiming at its modernization.

  • Wiesław Wysok

    Senior curator at the State Museum at Majdanek; a graduate of German Philology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and postgraduate courses in the field of museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In 2009-2016, he was the head of the Education Department at the State Museum at Majdanek, in 2007-2016 he chaired the body of museologists.

    He is a theoretician and practicioner of extracurricular historical education in museums - memorial sites. Author of multiple educational programmes for youth, students and teachers as well as publications and articles on museum methodology and didactics as well as on pedagogy of remembrance and intercultural education. Recently the following books were published: "Edukacja muzealna w Polsce. Aspekty, konteksty, ujęcia” (eds. W. Wysok, A. Stępnik); "Edukacja pozaszkolna w Państwowym Muzeum na Majdanku. Jak przygotować, przeprowadzić i podsumować zajęcia dla uczniów” (ed. W. Wysok); "Kultura pamięci i praca w muzeach-miejscach upamiętnienia. Polsko-niemiecka wymiana. Gedenkstättenarbeit und Erinnerungskultur. Ein deutsch-polnischer Austausch” (eds. P. Ciupke, G. Hitze, A. Kenkmann, A. Wolters, W. Wysok).


Department of Collections

Wiesława Zlot


Anna Wójcik

Department of Research

Dariusz Libionka

Exhibition Department

Krzysztof Banach

Education Department

Jolanta Laskowska

Security Department

Jarosław Pałacha

Finances and Accounts Department

Renata Pojasek

Human Resources

Monika Krupa-Harasim

Administration and Economics Department

Tomasz Górski

Technical and Conservation Department

Leszek Kocyba

Visitor Service Centre

Beata Siwek-Ciupak

Communication and promotion

Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak