"Those Were The Days of Majdanek" - opening of a new exhibition
The Days of Majdanek went down in history as one of the most recognizable cyclical museum events which, over a period of seven decades, was attended by several generations of Poles. Opening of the exhibtion devoted to the Days of Majdanek took place on 16 September. The event was part of the European Heritage Days.
The meeting started with a short lecture and presentation concerning the backdrop of the organization of the Days of Majdanek. Anna Wójcik i Joanna Cieślik, authors of the exhibition, got the participants in the event familiar with the exposition which is based on source materials documenting activities by the Museum and the Society for the Protection of Majdanek.
The Days of Majdanek were an event with a history nearly as long as that of the State Museum at Majdanek itself. They were intended to serve the purpose of commemorating the camp's victims, but also provided an opportunity to disseminate information about WWII. Therefore, the main ceremonies always took place at Majdanek, although, as part of the event, meetings with former prisoners, film screenings, and war-themed exhibitions were organized throughout Poland.
Following the opening of the exhibtion, a free guided tour through the grounds of the former German concentration camp at Majdanek and museum exposition was organized.