A change in the post of the Director of the IPN's branch office in Wrocław

Prior to accepting the post of the acting Director of the IPN’s Wrocław branch, Tomasz Greniuch, Ph.D. worked at the sub-branch of the Institute in Opole, which he  headed for almost a year and a half. During that time, he proved himself to be an excellent organizer, developing new initiatives and wide-scale cooperation with, among others, veterans or local government authorities. His immediate superiors have always spoken very highly of his work.

The accusations formulated against Tomasz Greniuch, Ph.D., are related to the period of his youth. What is more, he has over the past decade numerously admitted that they were a mistake and apologized for them.


Tomasz Greniuch, born in 1982 in Lewin Brzeski, is a graduate of the University of Opole, History and Educational Science Department. In 2018, he obtained a PhD from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin for a dissertation on the National Armed Forces unit of Henryk Flame. In the years 2018-2021, he worked in the Opole sub-branch of the Institute of National Remembrance. Apart from that, he has published a number of books and articles on modern history of Poland, is a member of the Association of Polish Journalists, Deputy President of the "Stop Corruption" Association, and Deputy Editor of the "Independent Citizen’s Daily". He belonged to the ONR [National Radical Camp] until 2013.

Mr. Greniuch’s historical awareness was shaped by his family’s past, determined by open defiance of totalitarian regimes. He is a great-grandson of Józef Piłsudski’s soldier, a defender of Lwów, and a man whose family was affected by German and Soviet totalitarian regimes. 19-year-old Marian Greniuch of the Grey Ranks was arrested by the Gestapo, suffered brutal interrogations, and was sent to KL Auschwitz, to be executed by shooting as a political prisoner. Genowefa Greniuch, aka "Pik” or "Kropka”, during German occupation served as the head of the National Women’s Organization cell in Bochnia, and after WWII, as a courier for the anti-communist underground. Tomasz Greniuch’s great-grandmother, expelled from Polish Easten Borderlands by the "liberators", settled in the Opole region, and her daughter, Krystyna Greniuch, devoted the entire life to promoting the memory of the lost lands.

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