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03.11.2017

Commemoration of the victims of “Bloody Wednesday”

Over 18 thousand Jews were murdered in the camp at Majdanek on 3 November 1943. It was the biggest execution by shooting in the history of German Nazi concentration camps. On Friday, the State Museum at Majdanek was the place where people paid tribute to those who were murdered. The opening of a new museum exhibition was also held.

Participants of the commemoration, such as representatives of voivodship authorities, representatives of the Jewish community in Lublin, former prisoners of Majdanek and the youth, laid wreaths and lit candles in front of the obelisk devoted to the victims of an operation “Erntefest” [Harvest Festival]. The students of the 4th Senior High School in Lublin read surnames and short information about dozens of people from among the murdered.

The event was accompanied with the opening of the exhibition "Drawings on the Scraps of Life." Its curators - Krzysztof Banach and Lech Remiszewski - discussed their preparation work preceding the exhibition. The premiere of the catalogue of the exhibition was also held.

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