The Board plans and executes the activities and operations of the Foundation.

Mariusz Winiecki, EngD (President) is an assistant professor at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. He lives in Szubin and since 2007 has passionately studied the history of the local POW camps. In 2017, the Szubin Cultural Society awarded him the Priest Jan Klein Medal for his continuous and thorough research and dissemination of knowledge about the Szubin POW Camps. He has an MSc and an EngD in Mechanical Engineering from Poznan University of Technology, a PgD in Biomaterials – Materials for Medicine from AGH University of Science and Technology, and a PgD in Organizational Management from Poznan University of Economics and Business.

Susanna Bolten Connaughton (Vice President and daughter of ex-POW 2nd Lt. Seymour Bolten) is writing a book about her father’s experience as a POW. She has worked in the public and private sectors in marketing and non-profit management, in the U.S. and abroad, including at the U.S. Department of State as Executive Director of the U.S. Commission for UNESCO. She has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Jan Daniluk, PhD (Board member) is a historian, a graduate of the University of Gdańsk. He works as Deputy Director for History and Cultural Heritage at the Hevelianum, Gdańsk. His research focuses on the history of Gdańsk/Danzig and Sopot/Zoppot (19th-20th cent.). He is mainly concerned with the history of the Polish territories incorporated into the Third Reich during the Second World War, and the history of East Prussia (1933-1945). In a wider perspective, he researches the history of the SS, the SA, the Third Reich police, and the prisoners of war in German captivity.

Katarzyna Kacprzak (Board member) is a genealogical researcher and Warsaw tour guide. Her multilingual fluency and her understanding of primary sources  has been invaluable to the Foundation, its research, and artifact collecting.  Kasia is passionate about Jewish history and is part of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland. Most recently, she was the researcher for the acclaimed documentary Three Minutes: A Lengthening. Prior to her career in history, genealogy, and research, Kasia was a Project Manager for Carrefour. She is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, and the mother of two children.

Members of the Board (from left): Dr. Jan Daniluk, Susanna Connaughton

Members of the Board (from left): Dr. Jan Daniluk, Susanna Connaughton and Dr. Mariusz Winiecki.

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
More information Ok