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.
The third episode of the cycle about air raids on Lublin
The German death camp in Sobibór was established in the Sobibór Stacja settlement. According to the 1921 census, the 12 houses built in the locality were inhabited by 73 people. The settlement was situated about five kilometers from the village of Sobibór and included forestry offices, a sawmill, and a tar plant.
Additionally, to celebrate the International Museum Day 2020 together with you, we are presenting the first volume of a new online historical magazine by the State Museum at Majdanek.
International Museum Day 2020
We are beginning the celebration of the International Museum Day. Follow our profile to discover new content that will be published today.
We encourage you to watch a clip about Władysław Waślicki – a prisoner of the Gestapo Pawiak prison, and both Majdanek and Buchenwald concentration camps. The cherished memory of his family and the letters filled with tender love, care, and hope for a safe return home – they all gave him the necessary strength to survive the torrid time of his incarceration.
On May 18, the International Museum Day is celebrated all across the globe.
The seventh episode of the series "Love behind the wires Majdanek"
In KL Lublin the prisoners came up with an exceptional way of helping each other – the so-called camp families that were formed by Polish prisoners deported from the Pawiak prison. It was a truly unique measure of self-help as it occurred only in the concentration camp at Majdanek.
The State Museum at Majdanek has accepted the museum building in Sobibór from the contractor. Work has begun on the implementation of the permanent exhibition on the history of the German extermination camp.
The fourth episode of the series about escapes from the Majdanek camp
We are launching a new cycle which will describe air raids on Lublin
In the spring of 1942, the Germans began the construction of the SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor extermination facility. Located near a minor railway station, the camp was surrounded by several rows of barbed wires, ditches with water, and a minefield. Swamps and marshes stretched from the west and north. They were a natural obstacle preventing the prisoners from escaping.
Sixth episode of the series "Love behind the wires Majdanek"
Besides major Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the prisoners of KL Lublin also struggled to celebrate other spiritually important practices. The May services were among those occasions.
We invite you to the eighth episode of the cycle on the evacuation of prisoners from the Majdanek camp
“At Majdanek, performing any function provided a broad spectrum of possibilities to help and rescue others, to improve the fate of not the person who performed the function, but above all – her companions” – reported Helena Kurcyusz. In the next part of the #tomorrowwillbebetter series we would like to focus on the experiences of a prisoner who was forced to perform the duty of the camp architect.
We invite you to the third episode of the series about escapes from the Majdanek camp
We invite you to the fifth episode of the series "Love behind the wires Majdanek"
Extreme emaciation, constant threat to life, and hunger were constantly present in the lives of the prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek. Nevertheless, there were people among them who, even in such extreme conditions, wanted to learn and share their knowledge with others.
We invite you to the fifth episode of the cycle on the evacuation of prisoners from the Majdanek camp
We invite you to the fourth episode of the series "Love behind the wires Majdanek"
April 19 marks the Day of Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity. It is celebrated on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The symbol of the day is yellow daffodil. One of the leaders of the uprising, Marek Edelman, on each anniversary of the event would lay yellow daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes.