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05.03.2019

Love stronger than death

What is barbed wire to love? Love behind the fences of Majdanek – this is the title of a meeting organised by the State Museum at Majdanek concerning love in the camp.

KL Lublin, a German concentration camp in Lublin, commonly called Majdanek, was in the years 1941-1944 the place of suffer and death for about 150,000 people. Boys and girls were sent to the camp and it was obvious that they wanted to find a little happiness in this earthly hell that the Nazi Germans had prepared for them. They met each other and fell in love with each other in the times and the place which were not conducive to love.

The camp prisoners – Zofia Kołecka, Czesław Kulesza, Ewa Walecka and Edward Laskus – are symbols of beautiful, romantic love that bloomed behind the wires of Majdanek. The camp was also a place where friendships, maternal love and unrequited feelings could have been found.

Love in the camp, which was an important aspect of human life, but at the same time unusual in such inhumane conditions, will be the topic of the meeting which will take place on March 14th at 1 p.m. in the Visitor Service Centre. It will be a story about the power of love, people who found themselves in the extreme situation and a strong desire for freedom. During the meeting the actors from Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Lublin will read poems and secret messages of prisoners, as well as fragments of the book Niebo bez ptaków written by a former camp prisoner – Danuta Brzosko-Mędryk.

Reservation needed: centrum@majdanek.eu or 81 710 28 33.

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