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‘Get to know Majdanek’ – workshops for seniors and people with visual disabilities

On September 29, 2018, we invite visually impaired people, their accompanying persons, as well as seniors, to special workshops.

Audio-visual recordings, original objects from the former camp that will be possible to touch and the barracks models will help participants to get to know the history of the German Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek. The event will start at 11.00 a.m. at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek. It is a part of the programme of the 6th Warsaw Festival of the Barrier-free Culture.

During the activities prepared by the Archives Department of the Museum, participants will have the opportunity to listen to the stories about the camp told by former prisoners in the form of audio-visual recordings. Thanks to the Collections Department they will be able to become acquainted with original objects from the camp through touch, such as Zyklon B cans, markings and parts of the prisoners clothes, bowls and camp cutlery. Various barracks models will be useful for people having no visual perception. The activities will finish with a guided tour around the historical area of the former camp. This authentic place, connected with a tragic fate of the camp victims, will enable participants to experience history personally.

The motto of this year's edition of the Warsaw Festival of the Barrier-free Culture is ‘You can!’. The event is a great celebration of culture available for everyone. Everyone can find something for themselves regardless of the type and the degree of disability, family situation, economic possibilities, place of residence, background, age and gender.

For more details and applications for the workshops ‘Get to know Majdanek’ visit