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 and graduate of the University of Gdańsk. He is employed at the Faculty of History of his alma mater, where he teaches mainly general history and history of twentieth-century Poland. He also teaches at SWPS University in Sopot. His research interests include, on the one hand, regional history, with emphasis on the history of the Free City of Danzig (1920-1939), and on the other hand, general history of the first half of the twentieth century, with emphasis on the subject of prisoners of war during World War II.

Katarzyna Kacprzak (Board member) is a genealogical researcher and tour guide. Her multilingual fluency and understanding of primary sources have been invaluable to the Foundation, its research, and artifact collecting. Kasia is passionate about the history of Polish Jews and driven by the mission to preserve the memory of those whose every trace, including their memory, was to be erased from the earth and human consciousness. Most recently, she was the researcher for the acclaimed documentary Three Minutes: A Lengthening. Prior to her calling for history, genealogy, and research, Kasia pursued her career as a Project Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, and the proud mother of two wonderful boys.

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