Over 30 events, among them publication of a historical comic, academic conferences, reunion of families of Majdanek prisoners, meetings with witnesses or unveiling of a mural. These are the events which we will held in 2019.
On February 4, renovation work commences in the one of the most important buildings preserved on the grounds of the State Museum at Majdanek. The bath barracks and gas chambers will be unavailable for visitors until the summer of 2020.
On March 14, 2019, a meeting called “What obstacle is barbed wire? What other obstacles?” was held at the Visitor Service Center at the State Museum at Majdanek. The audience was presented with stories of prisoners, who met and fell in love at times and in a place that did not encourage love.
On the night of March 16/17, 1942, the Germans began to implement the genocidal plan under the code name ‘Aktion Reinhardt’. On the 77th anniversary of these events, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Department of Culture and History of Jews at UMCS invite you on March 15 at 2 p.m. for a lecture on the issue of the extermination of Jews in the Lublin region. It will be held in the Large Hall of the UMCS Humanities Faculty.
On February 27, the session of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek took place. Discussing the most important undertakings accomplished by the Museum in 2018, director Tomasz Kranz mentioned mainly the ceremony of the 75th. anniversary of the prisoners uprising at tge German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
What is barbed wire to love? Love behind the fences of Majdanek – this is the title of a meeting organised by the State Museum at Majdanek concerning love in the camp.
On 22 February, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the State Museum at Majdanek. He paid homage to the victims at the Mausoleum commemorating the prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp.
The latest report on the Museum’s activity has been published. As always, it presents the most important events organised by the State Museum at Majdanek, achievements, information on collections, maintenance and activities addressed to the wide audience.
Once again, the State Museum at Majdanek joined the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the design competition of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi death camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.
On January 17, 2019, it has been 76 years since the first transport of Polish political prisoners departed from Pawiak to the concentration camp in Lublin. On that occasion the State Museum at Majdanek organized a meeting called ‘Playmates. ‘Jola’, ‘Marysia’ and ‘Rudy’ in Gestapo prison in Pawiak and in German concentration camp at Majdanek’, in which Pawiak prisoner and prisoner of German camps Leszek Zabłocki nicknamed ‘Jola’ participated.
We join the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day again this year. The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the workshops, lectures and guided tours around the Museum on January 25 and 27.
The State Museum at Majdanek decided to fully renovate 51 books from the historic collections, including 27 prayer books. All the items were found in the area of the camp at Majdanek after its liquidation.
On the night of September 17, 1942, Germans arrested three boys in the building on Krechowiecka Street in Warsaw. Involved in the Polish underground resistance movement, Adam Nowosławski alias ‘Marysia,’ Jerzy Giergielewicz alias ‘Rudy’ and Leszek Zabłocki alias ‘Jola,’ were sent to the Gestapo prison on Pawia Street. After five months of isolation and brutal interrogations, all three were transported to the concentration camp at Majdanek.
Romuald Dylewski died on January 7. He was an urbanist who rendered great service especially to the urban development of Lublin and Lublin region, honorary member of the Society of Polish Urbanists and Association of Polish Architects, author of many works in the field of city and region planning.
From year-to-year, we notice a stronger interest in the museum lessons organised by the Education Department of the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. In 2018, there were organised around 120 museum classes at the museum. Almost 3500 primary, middle and high school students from the whole Poland attended the lessons.
Over three hundred private photographs belonging to the victims of “Aktion Reinhardt” were commissioned to restore by the Museum. As a result, pictures which had been pasted into an album were unstuck from its pages. Later the photographs were reinforced and their elasticity was restored. It also turned out that there are notes on the reverses of some pictures that make it possible to identify people posing for photographs.
In September 2018 a collection of archives related to Doctor Jan Klonowski was added to the Museum's collections. The remembrances were donated by Antoni Klonowski, his son.
It is with great pleasure for us to inform that a book by the State Museum at Majdanek has received, for the second time in a row, the Paweł Konrad’s Laurel award in the contest "The Book of the Year" organized by the Hieronim Łopaciński Voivodship Library in Lublin. This time the jury rewarded album “Districts of Extermination. Ghettos for Jews in German-occupied Lublin” by Krzysztof Banach.
Prisoners of stalags, oflags and the Majdanek camp and Lublin Castle referred to her as ‘Aunt Antonina’ or ‘Dear Mother,’ whereas for habitants of Lublin she was known as a patriotic and social activist, whose social activity was honoured by naming one of the streets of the city after her. Family of Antonina Grygowa, mentioned above, donated to our Museum almost 200 secret messages sent by Polish prisoners of the Majdanek concentration camp.
On November 15, 2018, a meeting devoted to the memory of Saturnina Malm took place at the State Museum at Majdanek. She was an initiator of the aid action for the camp prisoners. The event was organised over the cycle ‘All Souls’ Day at Majdanek’.
You are cordially invited to a meeting devoted to the memory of Saturnina ‘Mother’ Malm which will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 12 p.m. at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek. The event is organised over the cycle ‘All Souls’ Day at Majdanek’.
On November 4, we organized in cooperation with the Lublin Philharmonic a symphonic concert “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims.” The unique concert closed the series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the extermination of Jews committed by the Third Reich in 1942-1943 under the codename “Aktion Reinhardt.”
75 years ago, on November 3-4 1943, Germans shot about 42 thousand Jews in the Lublin region. The executions were held at the concentration camp at Majdanek and in labour camps in Trawniki and Poniatowa. Last Sunday, we paid homage to the victims.