About the Museum

The KL Plaszow Memorial Museum in Kraków, which is dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the Plazow German Nazi Labour Camp and Concentration Camp (1942–1945), started  its operations on 1st January 2021 in line with a resolution adopted by the Kraków City Council. It is managed by the Kraków Museum.

The KL Plaszow Museum is established to preserve and manage the area of the former German Nazi concentration camp in Plaszow, operated in 1942–1945. According to estimates, about 35 thousand prisoners were detained in the camp: Jews, Poles and other nationals. 5–6 thousand people were killed in the camp.

The Museum performs research and educational tasks aimed to commemorate the history of KL Plaszow and its victims. The institution manages the former camp area entered in the list of protected heritage monuments, and an historical building known as the Grey House. A plot of land adjacent to the former camp area is designated for the Memorial construction. Both the Grey House and the Memorial will host permanent exhibitions illustrating the history of the camp.

The end of investment of the KL Plaszow Museum is scheduled for late 2025.


Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum

Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum

„Studies on History and Memory Areas. Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum”

About the journal

The Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum is devoted principally to studies on, and commemoration of German Nazi labour and concentration camp Plaszow. Our area of interest also includes the history of World War II and other conflicts and genocides in the 20th and 21st centuries, their consequences and their current remembrance. We also conduct research into wartime experiences of the Victims. We perceive historical reflections on World War II as a starting point to debate about all totalitarian regimes and their aftermath. Our journal aims to create a forum for dialogue about the functioning and commemoration of sites related to those tragic events.

The Scientific Council

Dr Batya Brutin (Art Historian and Curator, Researcher of Holocaust Monuments and Holocaust Visual Arts in Israel and worldwide)

Dr Edyta Gawron (Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University)

Dr Martyna Grądzka-Rejak (Head of the Research Department of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum)

Prof. Haim Y. Knobler (MD, MHA Hebrew University Medical School and Madan Israel Mental Health Branch)

Dr Tomasz Kranz (Director of the State Museum at Majdanek) 

Dr hab. prof. AIK Filip Musiał (Director of the Branch of the Institute of National Remembrance in Krakow)

Dr Michał Niezabitowski (Director of the Museum of Krakow)

Prof. Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University, Oxford University)

Dr Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska (Director of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War)

Dr hab. prof. UP Isabel Röskau-Rydel (Head of the Department of History and Culture of the German Language Countries, Institute of Neophilology, German Philology, Pedagogical University of Kraków)

Prof. dr hab. Łukasz Tomasz Sroka (Pedagogical University in Krakow, Institute of History and Archival Studies)

Invitation to Submit Articles

We are now collecting articles and reviews. The publication of the first edition is a great event in our work. We wish to dedicate the first edition of our journal to discussing in particular the following topics:

-   The Museum in the city, Museum’s neighbourhood, social and environmental matters.

-    Memory. Why we remember? Why we fail to remember? How to remember?

-    World-wide changes in museum operation, advanced technologies in memorial sites.

-    Ethics in memorial sites, openness to the sensitivity of witnesses of history and visitors.

We will receive articles to the Yearbook’s first edition until 31 September 2023.
Please send your text in the MS Word format to: redakcja@plaszow.org. The authors of articles qualified for publication will receive remuneration.

Editorial Secretary: Justyna Sagan-Morawska

Guidelines for Authors

Our journal is devoted to history, but is also open to studies presenting results of interdisciplinary research projects that broaden the historical perspective by including the methods and tools developed e.g. in theoretical and operational museology, sociology, archaeology, art history, arts, architecture and urban planning, urbanology and other scientific disciplines. The Yearbook is bilingual: it publishes papers in Polish and in English.

The Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum is a peer-reviewed academic journal that contains only original and previously unpublished studies.

Prior to sending us your text for publication, please read the following “Editorial guidelines of the Yearbook of the KL Plaszow Museum”.

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