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15.05.2019

The State Museum at Majdanek has won the Wawrzyn Pawła Konrada prize

It is with great pleasure for us to inform that a book by the State Museum at Majdanek has received, for the third time in a row, the Paweł Konrad’s Laurel award in the contest "The Book of the Year" organized by the Hieronim Łopaciński Voivodship Library in Lublin. This time the jury of the contest whose aim is to reward beautiful and valuable books devoted to the Lublin region chose the album "Recovered from the Ashes. Personal Belongings of th

The album was prepared by our museum as part of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the prisoners' uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. The publication comprises 100 photographs of artifacts with their catalog descriptions. In addition to providing catalog data and information about where the artifacts had been found, an attempt was made to retrace their history. The publication is supplemented with the editor's introduction by Tomasz Kranz, an outline of the history of the camp entitled "Sobibór Camp as an Extermination Site of European Jews" by Dariusz Libionka, a list of locations from which deportees were sent to Sobibór, and an aerial photograph of the former camp from May 1944. The book was prepared in a Polish-English version. Photographs of relicts were taken by Studio Yeloow Karol Czarnecki. Print and binding were made by printing house Akapit.

The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, 15 May 2019, at the premises of the library. "Recovered from the Ashes" was awarded in the category Lublin region – album.

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