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Education and Program Department

JUDITH HOEHNE-KRAWCZYK Head of Projects of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace/Deputy Head of the Education and Program Department

She studied political science and sociology in Regensburg and Warsaw. Since 2012, she has been working at the IYMC in Oświęcim. Her professional interest is in "Forced Labor in National Socialism" as well as the conceptual and practical aspects of Polish-German and international meeting based projects. She speaks German, English, and Polish.

hoehne@mdsm.pl

SARA ALOE Educator

Student of Political Science, specialization in International Relations at the University of Ecomonics and Human Sciences in Warsaw. Holocaust Researcher and Holocaust Research Team Coordinator at the UEHS Academic Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research in Warsaw. Her research focuses on the politicized face of Holocaust art and how it works as a tool of documentation, resistance and coping with surrounding reality. Certified by Yad Vashem. English Language Trainer specializing in Military English (STANAG 6001) since 2012. Educator at IYMC since 2023. She speaks Polish and English.

aloe@mdsm.pl

EWA GUZIAK Program Coordinator

A graduate of the Higher School of Special Education in Warsaw and postgraduate studies in Totalitarianism - Nazism - Holocaust at the Faculty of Humanities of the Pedagogical University of Cracow. Since 1998, she has worked at the International Youth Meeting Centre as a specialist in study programs. At the IYMC, she is responsible for reservations and the care of German-speaking study groups. As part of the pedagogy of memorial sites, since 1999, she has been carrying out her own Polish-German project "History Through Art," aimed at young people with visual and hearing impairments. Since 2006, she has been an educator for German-speaking groups at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim. She speaks Polish and German.

guziak@mdsm.pl

DAVID KENNEDY Program Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in Political Science as well as International Relations. Since 2023, he has worked at the International Youth Meeting Centre as a specialist in study programs. As a translator and editor, his work includes projects for the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the IYMC, among others. Since 2007, he has been an educator for English language groups at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim. He speaks Polish and English.

kennedy@mdsm.pl, reservation@mdsm.pl

ELŻBIETA PASTERNAK Educator

A graduate of German Studies at the Institute of German Philology at the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies in Totalitarianism - Nazism - Holocaust at the Faculty of Humanities of the Pedagogical University of Cracow. Since 1997, she has worked as an educator at the IYMC in Oświęcim. In the field of the pedagogy of memorial sites and civic education, she conducts educational workshops and international projects directed mainly at young people and students. Since 2008, she has been an educator for German-speaking groups at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim. She speaks Polish and German.

pasternak@mdsm.pl

STANISŁAWA PIOTROWSKA Educator

A graduate of history at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków. For over 20 years, she has been involved in Polish-German and international youth exchange projects. Between 2006 and 2014, she worked in the Potsdam office of German-Polish Youth Office (GPYO), dealing with projects on historical issues and civic education. She coordinated the GPYO publishing project "Poland-Germany. War and memory.” Since 2019, she has worked as an educator at the IYMC in Oświęcim. She conducts educational workshops and international projects related to the pedagogy of memorial sites and civic education, directed mainly to young people. She speaks Polish and German.

piotrowska@mdsm.pl

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