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  • Tomasz Kranz

    Graduate of German Philology at the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin and the postgraduate courses in the field of museology at the Jagiellonian University, Doctor of Humanities in contemporary history.

    Member of the Council for Museums and National Memorials at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, vice-chairman of the Qualification Committee for giving opinions on applications tothe State Register of Museums as well as the Council for the Museum of Polish children, victims of totalitarianism, German Nazi concentration camp, for Polish children in Łódź (1942-1945), member of the Council of the Museum of Independence in Warsaw, as well as the Memorials and Museums Working Group at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

    Author of over 250 works – books, articles, reviews, and translations devoted to the history of Konzentrationslager Lublin, the Holocaust, martyrdom museums, extracurricular history education, as well as the Polish-German relations regarding the remembrance of World War II. Selected publications:

  • 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

Anna Surdacka


Anna Wójcik

Chief historian for research on the extermination of Jews

Dariusz Libionka

Department of History

Wojciech Lenarczyk


Aleksandra Skrabek

Department of Education

Jolanta Laskowska

Department of Security

Jarosław Pałacha

Department of Finances and Accounts

Renata Pojasek

Human Resources

Monika Krupa-Harasim

Administration and Economics Department

Tomasz Górski

Technical and Conservation Department

Adam Włodek

Visitor Service Centre

Beata Siwek-Ciupak


Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak