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Katarzyna Wasita
Kasia Wasita has worked as a guide and educator an the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial for 17 years.

Kasia specialises in English language study tours, including the Lessons from Auschwitz programme organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust in the UK, the Auschwitz Jewish Center for Students Abroad, the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, the Teaching the Holocaust Summer School and Seminars for Yad Vashem Museum Educators. She regularly leads official delegations, celebrities, journalists and has assisted survivors and members of their families in the difficult experience of returning to Auschwitz.

Kasia has worked with our programme since 2010 and is highly regarded by Holocaust Study Tours.
Daniel Zylberstajn
Daniel Zylbersztajn is a Jewish, German-born correspondent for the German national Daily Taz, die Tageszeitung, and the German Jewish die Jüdische Allgemeine. His father is was a Holocaust survivor from Szczekociny in Poland. His mother was born in Holland in 1938 where her German father was hiding due to his Jewish background.

A graduate of SOAS, (University of London) in Third World Politics and History, he holds a Masters from Goldsmiths College, (University of London) in Contemporary Urban Sociology and worked for several years on a PhD on the violence in militant movements at University of Leeds and UCL. He is the former press and education officer in the UK for the Palestinian – Jewish Israeli peace village Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, and a former Executive director of Meretz UK a "Zionist Civil Rights and Peace Movement". Daniel has also worked as an academic researcher at Goldsmiths College and South Bank University.
Adrian Holmes
Adrian graduated with a degree in History from Oxford University in 1975 and ran a bookshop for a number of years, before taking up a part-time post as a lecturer at degree level. It was at this time that he first became familiar with the peculiarities of recent German History. He then went on to teach in secondary schools and gained a great deal of experience of key stages 3, 4 and 5. For the last 25 years, he has taught aspects of Nazi Germany to Yrs. 12 and 13, building up an extensive knowledge of the Holocaust: its origins, development and significance. This is an on-going study. He is fully conversant with the demands of examiners at AS and A level.

A Subject Leader, his KS5 teaching was consistently rated as ‘good, with outstanding features’. He was also a Sixth Form tutor for 12 years, so understands the pastoral, as well as academic needs of young people.
Witold Lysek
Having graduated in political science at Pedagogical University in Krakow, Witold joined the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum in 2007 as a Guide and an Educator. Witold has worked with the Museum’s International Education Centre in educational projects, conferences, seminars, events, anniversaries and Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations.

He is also frequently asked to support the Museum's press office, assisting and being interviewed by international filming crews and journalists. Witek is often selected to guide official delegations and dignitaries.

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