St. Maximilian Kolbe Medal for the State Museum at Majdanek
The State Museum at Majdanek has been honoured with the St. Maximilian Kolbe Medal. The initiator of this honour is the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Collegium of Social Service Workers in Lublin.
The award relates to the words of the parish’s patron: “Love and serve” and nominees include organizations, institutions, people who are relevant for society devoted to another human being and, as originators explain, make the effort of “normality” in their social functioning.
Besides the State Museum at Majdanek, medals were awarded to Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv Mieczysław Mokrzycki, the Brotherhood of Mercy of St. Brother Albert in Lublin, Stanisław Santarek – leader of the Social Committee for Restoration of Monuments in Lublin, Grzegorz Pecka – conductor of the Academic Choir of the Catholic University of Lublin and the choir of Lublin Cathedral. The winners were chosen by: Professor Leszek Mądzik, Professor Janusz Kirenko, Professor Teresa Księska-Falger, a journalist Marek Skowronek, a priest Marek Sapryga, Adam Szymala, Kazimierz Rejmak. It should be mentioned that the Medal was made of burnt red brick by disabled participants of Occupational Therapy Workshops and it refers to an ancient seal in its artistic expression.