Janusz Marszałek (personal) Born in Oświęcim, 1955; Married; Masters degree in economy (economical cybernetics, informatics; Economical Academy, Cracow); 1975 – 1994 – employed in commercial Cooperative.
Janusz Marszałek (philanthropy) Since 1990 – organizer and head of Childrens Village (Kinderdorf) in Rajsko nearby Oświęcim; 1994 – 2002 – president of Maya Co., organized for support of the Childrens Village; Today there are 26 children in the Village; The Village is still enlarging; Engaged in other welfare activities.
Janusz Marszałek (politics) 1998 – elected member of Oświęcim County Council; 2002 – elected Mayor of Oświęcim (first direct election of mayors in Poland); 2006 re-elected Mayor for next term; since 2007 – co-chairman of Polish-German Committee ( German Section of CEMR, Assn. of Polish Cities )
Auschwitz-Birkenau context Big challenge for the town – between future and history (developing for future and being very specific historical monument); Centres of Dialogue; Town is the member of UN network Cities Attorneys of Peace; Difficulties in the relation: town – state museum Auchwitz-Birkenau.
Auschwitz – Birkenau (2) with Henryk Mandelbaum at ruins of crematory