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historian , university professor

Bogdan Musial, Polish historian, researcher. Grantee, Fridrich-Ebert Foundation, Bonn, Germany, 1990-1998.


Musial, Bogdan was born on November 25, 1960 in Dabrowa, Poland. Son of Wtodzimierz and Genowefa Musial.


He worked as a mechanic, and from 1990 to 1998 studied history, political science and sociology at the Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Manchester. In 1998 he graduated with a thesis on the treatment of Jews in occupied Poland.


He specializes in the history of World War II. Musiał lives and works in Poland at present, previously in Germany. He worked in Silesian mines and collaborated with the Polish Solidarność movement. On account of the latter involvement, he was persecuted by state security and in 1985 sought and received political asylum in the Federal Republic of Germany.

In 1992 he was naturalized. From 1991 to 1998, Musiał received a scholarship from Friedrich Ebert Foundation. During that time he was one of the main critics of the Wehrmachtsausstellung exhibition compiled by the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, which eventually had to be seriously revised before reopening to conform with his findings.

Since 1998 he served as scientific researcher at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw where he has studied previously inaccessible sources about crimes of the Soviet NKVD during the Soviet retreat in 1941 which escalated violence. In 2008 he published the book Kampfplatz Deutschland. Since 2010 he lives in Poland and works at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Deutsche Zivilverwaltune, 1999, Kontergvdution Elemente, 2000, Sewjitiulu Partisam, 2004.


  • Other Interests

    Running, travel, sports.


Married Theresa Pohl, August 5, 1998. Children: Oliver, Jana, Hanna.

Wtodzimierz Musial

Genowefa Musial

Theresa Pohl

Oliver Musial

Jana Musial

Hanna Musial