The 75th anniversary of the pacification of the village of Dziesiąta
On January 20, 2018, the State Museum at Majdanek organised a meeting marking the 75th anniversary of the pacification of the village of Dziesiąta. It was an opportunity to talk with eyewitnesses to the events as well as to hear some unknown information concerning this topic.
On January 25, 1943, German military units displaced the residents of the village of Dziesiąta from buildings on the road to Głusk on the side of the Majdanek camp. Approximately 100 people were sent to the camp back then. Women with children were released after two days. At least 11 men lost their lives in the camp, the remaining detainees were released after about two months. After the displacement all the belongings of the detainees were confiscated.
Krzysztof Tarkowski, the coordinator of the commemorating project , discussed the history of this tragic event in detail. He held a presentation including a visualisation of the village of Dziesiąta, camp documents, and action plans. Czesława Wójcik, daughter of Ludwik and Eugenia Dyzma, who was detained in the camp together with her parents, shared her memories about the pacification.
At the meeting other witnesses of the pacification were also present, including Mrs. Wójcik's uncle Stanisław Dyzma and Leszek Jakubas. It should be also pointed out that many of the guests present at the lecture are descendants of the displaced from Dziesiąta and they wanted to know something more about this event. After the presentation, a visit at the exhibitions took place. The participants of the meeting got acquainted with the topography of the camp and saw the conditions, in which the residents of Dziesiąta were detained.