"Drawings on the Scraps of Life" - new museum exhibition
Since 3 November 2017, a new temporary exhibition can be watched in the Visitor Service Centre. Curators of the exhibition "Drawings on the Scraps of Life. The Extermination of Jews in the Lublin Region in the Józef Richter's Sketches" are Krzysztof Banach and Lech Remiszewski. Opening of the exhibition was held on the 74th anniversary of the "Bloody Wednesday" during which on November 3, 1943 more than 18,000 Jews were murdered at Majdanek.
The exhibition presents a collection of 18 drawings by Józef Richter, dating back to the period from 1942 to 1944 and depicting the persecution and extermination of Jews in the Lublin region. Apart from scenes from the labor camps in Trawniki and Lublin, the concentration camp at Majdanek, and the death camp in Sobibór, the images also relate to the history of the ghettos and other sites of the Holocaust in the Lublin District.
Józef Richter’s drawings were sketched on newspapers and German announcements, whose copies are also included in the exposition. Complemented by excerpts from eye witness accounts and the curator’s commentaries, these fragments of war-time reality provide a background for the efforts to illustrate the extermination of Jews in the Lublin region.
The exhibition is accompanied with a catalogue.