Dr. Tomasz Cebulski, born in Kraków, graduated with his first MA in International Relations from Jagiellonian University, Kraków, with thesis on “Polish-Israeli Relations after 1989.” He then received a second MA from Jagiellonian University in the Department of Middle and Far East Studies with a thesis on “The Role of the Holocaust Memory in Shaping Israeli Identity.” In October 2014, he received his PhD from the Department of Political Relations at Jagiellonian University, with a dissertation on “Political and International Aspects of the Functioning of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in the years 1980-2010.” Dr. Cebulski has received a state guiding certificate for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and for Kraków and Galicia, including the Second World War Museum at Schindler’s Factory in Kraków. He is an experienced, licensed tour leader in Poland and Central Europe. In 2014 he entered into a partnership with POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He directs POLIN TRAVEL www.jewish-guide.pl , a Jewish genealogy and tour company, which he founded in the late 1990s.
Dr. Cebulski is the author of a recently published book, “Auschwitz after Auschwitz. History, memory, politics.” The book debates the dynamic of construction of the Holocaust memory, provides an insight into Auschwitz Museum through analyzing the politics of commemoration and conflict resolution in the last 3 decades.