The exhibition “SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943” strives to visualise and describe the realities of the functioning of the German death camp in Sobibór as part of a large-scale plan to exterminate the Jewish population in Europe occupied by the Third Reich.
Opening of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943" - 29.10.2020
We are pleased to inform you that on October 29, 2020, the permanent exhibition of the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór, entitled “SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943,” will be opened.
On October 14, 1943, an armed revolt prepared by a group of prisoners led by Alexander Pechersky and Lejba Felhendler broke out in Sobibór.
On October 14, 1943, an uprising was instigated by a small group of Jewish prisoners at the German death camp SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. Despite the difficulties inherent in attempting clandestine activity at the camp, the Germans were completely surprised by the rebellion, which allowed it to succeed.
SECRETARY OF STATE
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE
On October 14, 2020, we are celebrating the 77th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
We present three documents from the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek which will be displayed at the exhibition devoted to the history of the German death camp in Sobibór.
We invite you to the third episode of our online historical magazine Varia.
More than 11.000 items constituting the so-called Sobibór collection belong to the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek.
We encourage you to watch first part of pilot realized by State Museum at Majdanek - “History of extermination hidden in objects”. In this film we will present the objects included in the so-called Sobibór collection. They will form part of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor" in the new building of the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór.
On July 22, a monographic exhibition entitled “Gardener of Field III” was opened. It is dedicated to Jerzy Kwiatkowski (1894–1980), former prisoner of Konzentrationslager Lublin. A doctor of law, a military man, a banker and a businessman from Warsaw, he survived being imprisoned behind the wires for almost a year and a half. Shortly after the liberation, in 1945, he wrote down his memoirs from Majdanek.
One of the essential elements of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór will be the model of the extermination camp.
July 22 marks 76 years since the liquidation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp at Majdanek.
The visitor service point, bookstore and an outdoor exhibition on the history of the extermination camp are already available.
We are pleased to announce that from July 7, 2020 visitors to the former German extermination camp in Sobibór will be able to obtain information and purchase publications on the spot.
We are pleased to announce that from Tuesday 7 July we are resuming the possibility of visiting the Museum with a guide. The offer is addressed to groups.
We are presenting the second volume of Varia. magazine - online historical magazine by the State Museum at Majdanek.
On June 27, 1965 the ceremonial unveiling of the monument honouring the victims of the German extermination site in Sobibór, took place within the area of the camp. The monument was erected by the initiative of the Polish authorities represented by the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites.
The permanent exhibition is already underway at the new Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór.
Looking back at the events that took place more than 70 years ago, it is hard to believe that in the German Nazi concentration camps there could flourished and survived feelings that would become stronger than hunger and fear. It appears unbelievable that against common sense and the instinct of survival, the people who were so physically and mentally exhausted, were able to express their love.
In today’s episode we describe another example of selfless and spontaneous help provided inside the camp. It was provided by an unidentified Jewish prisoner to a Polish priest detained in KL Lublin.
The sixth of the cycle about air raids on Lublin.
In the spring of 1943, the German authorities of KL Lublin allowed the influx of external help and material support for the prisoners of the camp. It was provided predominantly by the combined efforts of charities, the Polish Red Cross and the Polish Central Welfare Council, and by the inmates’ families. Officially, the purpose of supporting the prisoners with parcels, was to improve their conditions and, thus, improve their labour efficiency.