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24.08.2017

Volunteers from Austria and Germany at Majdanek

To the people who work together with the State Museum at Majdanek belong also young people, who right after the secondary school leaving examination decide to do a 12-months voluntary service in the Museum. It is possible thanks to two organisations - Action Reconciliation – Service for Peace (Aktion Sühnezeichen – Friedensdienste) from Germany and Niemals Vergessen from Austria.

In August this year Luisa Möllmann – volunteer from Action Reconciliation – Service for Peace and Max Glantschnig – volunteer from Niemals Vergessen finished one-year voluntary service in the State Museum at Majdanek. Their stay in Lublin and work contributed to protecting the memory about the victims of German concentration camps.

Young volunteers supported the work of the Visitor Service Centre and Education Department of the State Museum at Majdanek. They guided groups in German and English. Within their duties they prepared didactic materials for teenagers’ groups and helped at the organisation of study visits. They took care of trainees from Daimler-AG company and corrected texts translated into German. Very important life experience were for them contacts and meetings with members of the Polish Association of Former Political Prisoners of Nazi Prisons and Concentration Camps and participation in social actions for former prisoners of Majdanek. Luisa and Max involved also into the work of Maximilian-Kolbe-Werk and they helped older persons, who had experienced the imprisonment in concentration camps, by visiting and supporting them in daily duties.

Thank you very much for the successful cooperation.

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