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.
On the anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Majdanek we present an extraordinary film created in 1987.
The broadcasts of Radio Majdanek described in the previous episodes of our series had a limited range – they could only be heard in the single barracks of women deported from the Pawiak prison. There was a weekly alternative, however, for a broader audience. Every Sunday evening “Microphone Tea Time” would be organised.
The fifth of the cycle about air raids on Lublin.
The eighth episode of the series about escapes from the Majdanek camp
The event from late May 1943, has been recorded as one of the most tragic moments in the history of the German concentration camp at Majdanek.. At that time, the first so-called Kinderaktion took place. It was a mass murder of the Jewish children deported to KL Lublin.
The fourth of the cycle about air raids on Lublin.
Living conditions in which KL Lublin prisoners had to subsist were utterly disastrous. Several hundred people would be placed in unheated wooden barracks that lacked sewage system and basic sanitary facilities. The striped uniforms and civilian clothes taken away from the newcomers were distributed among the prisoners randomly.
The seventh episode of the series about escapes from the Majdanek camp
The ninght episode of the series "Love behind the wires Majdanek"
We are pleased to announce that on May 26 the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial in Bełżec will become again available to visitors.
Cycle which will describe air raids on Lublin.
The third episode of the cycle about air raids on Lublin