WHO I AM
My name is Tomasz Kubicki. I am a graduate in historical studies of the University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw, and actually, I’m working on my doctoral dissertation. I specialised in World War II and in all the details that concern JEWISH and POLISH NATIONS during the last century.
I also cooperate with one of the oldest historical publishing houses in Poland – Bellona, where my book – Pod obuchem zagłady (In the flames of destruction) was published. In the book, I revealed the results of my surveys in the national archives. What – and to what extent – did the press of the Polish underground state transfer to public opinion information about the plight of Jews in General Government.
In my second book – Getto warszawskie 1943 (Warsaw ghetto 1943) I grapple with the attitude of Poles toward the Jewish uprising in Warsaw in 1943. I also portray the wide panorama of this thrilling, real story written by a small group of activists who one day decided to throw off the chains of captivity.
I was also responsible for the scientific proofreading of Martin Winstone’s book – The Holocaust Sites of Europe, which is available in Polish.
In my third book – Women in wartime – I portray what happened in Auschwitz and Majdanek camp…
Themes such as Warsaw and Cracow history, ten centuries of Jewish legacy in Polish lands, German occupation of Poland, Warsaw uprising 43 and 44, and the like are of particular importance to me.
On my website, you will find six different tours of Jewish Warsaw. The differences between these six tours lie in the content. So, if you have never been to Warsaw before, I recommend the Expanded or Standard tour.
JUST A FEW TESTIMONIALS
Tour: Biala Podlaska – Kaluszyn – Warsaw
Hi Tomasz. I hope that you’re well. I’ve been intending to write to you since our return home. Firstly, I do appreciate your feedback that we have assisted you with your role as a historian and guide. I wanted to say a big thank you for our time spent touring with you, it was really outstanding! Alan, Gabby and I really appreciated everything you did for us, all the details really made a difference. The fact that you took the time for example to research the streets of Warsaw and take me to the places that were as close as possible to where my family lived made me feel connected to them even though they are gone.
Goldie Freedman / Australia / 2017
Tour: Warsaw – Treblinka
In July 2017 my husband and I booked Tomasz for a whole day, incorporating his half day Jewish Warsaw tour with a trip to Treblinka. Tomasz set the scene perfectly with the morning’s tour of significant Jewish sites around Warsaw – he showed us much more than we could’ve found by ourselves and spoke passionately and with authority about the history of each site. At Treblinka, he provided just the right amount of information, then left us alone to reflect on the monumental tragedy that occurred there. He speaks very fluent English and was a pleasure to spend the day with. A day tour with Tomasz is a must for WW2 history enthusiasts visiting Warsaw, or anyone else who is interested in learning more about this period in history. Thank you Tomasz for a truly great experience.
Karly Learmonth / Australia / 2017
Tour: Majdanek/Lublin – Warsaw – Treblinka – Tykocin – Białystok – Cracow
Dear Tomasz. Its so good to hear from you! Thank you for your mail. I think of you so often, and the very special few days that you enabled us to experience.It is deeply embedded in my psyche, and for this I am very grateful. I am happy to write about our experience with you as a tour guide.
“Tomasz personally greeted us as the train arrived at the Warsaw station. He loaded our luggage in his very spacious and comfortable car, and a few hours later we arrived in Majdanek. He is a most sensitive and enlightened guide, who has a wealth of knowledge, while at the same time giving us the space and time to process our experience as we needed. His driving was safe. His English was excellent, and his recommendations and advice were most welcome. Whatever we required was his pleasure, and he went way beyond the call of duty to fulfil our needs. I would highly recommend Tomasz as a personal guide through Poland and its neighbourhood. I would definitely use his services again”
Tour: Warsaw – Treblinka
Dear Tomasz. Many thanks for the time that my father and I spent with you and it was extremely informative and educational to us both. Glad to have been with you. I hope all goes well in the UK with your research and that my government are welcoming to allow you access to the material that you need. Hope to keep in touch with you again and to share any news that you may have about the camps. We shall indeed keep in touch and good luck with the research for that book. Would love to see that in English, too. Kind regards.
Martin Smith / Great Britain / 2017
Tour: Cracow – Zakopane – Lublin – Treblinka – Tykocin – Białystok -Lodz – Warsaw
My name is Jane Heron. I returned from Poland on September 30. I spent 3 weeks there, 8 days with Thomasz (Tom) Kubicki. Tom has sent me an e-mail asking if I would be willing to speak to you about his work as a historian and guide. I am happy to do so. He is a pleasant and interesting person and a dedicated researcher, While not himself Jewish, he is married to a Jewish woman whose father owns Our Roots. They are very serious about providing tours the enable visitors to experience the vast past of Polish Jewish history, a huge subject in itself, as you know.
Jane Heron / USA / September 2016