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Conservation of bath barracks and gas chambers and of the barracks no.45

Due to renovation works, bath barracks no 41 and the gas chambers will be unavailable for visitors until the summer of 2020. Additionally, due to maintenance works, barracks no. 45 housing a model of the former camp will be closed until further notice.

  • 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

  • 12.03.2019

    Calendar of Museum events in 2019

    Over 30 events, among them publication of a historical comic, academic conferences, reunion of families of Majdanek prisoners, meetings with witnesses or unveiling of a mural. These are the events which we will held in 2019.

  • 25.04.2019

    Chleb wolnościowy – comic book about Majdanek prisoners

    Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the State Museum at Majdanek published a comic book based on accounts by the former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp. It was created by Paweł Piechnik, the artist who presented a collection of graphic stories about the fate of eleven prisoners of Konzentrationslager Lublin in the comic book "Chleb wolnościowy."

  • 24.04.2019

    Cooperation between the State Museum at Majdanek and the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lublin

    The State Museum at Majdanek and the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lublin established long-term cooperation which resulted in another seminar at the memorial site.

  • 15.04.2019

    The Way of the Cross at Majdanek

    On April 12, for the 20th time, the Way of the Cross took place on the grounds of the former German concentration camp at Majdanek.

  • 10.04.2019

    An academic conference ‘Lenses over the camps’

    On April 9, we organized an academic conference entitled ‘Lenses over the camps’ - the first academic event concerning photographs taken during reconnaissance flights over concentration and death camps and other extermination sites.

  • 05.04.2019

    Apprentices from Daimler learnt a painful history

    On 1-3 April, the State Museum at Majdanek was visited by two apprentices from Daimler AG from Germany.

  • 03.04.2019

    Touch the past

    On Saturday, March 30, as part of the meeting titled ‘We have become numbers – outfit, marking and living conditions of Majdanek prisoners’ a large group of participants gathered around objects that are not always available to the museum audience.

  • 03.04.2019

    Difficult history unites the youth

    The intercultural exchange and learning about the difficult history of World War II was the goal of Polish and German youth while visiting the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 01.04.2019

    The new visual identification system of the Museum

    Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.

  • 27.03.2019

    Agreement on cooperation with the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

    On March 26, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, and Andrzej Stankowsk, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, signed a cooperation agreement. The cooperation will include scientific and educational activities, and incorporate the research and dissemination of knowledge about the Holocaust and the fate of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and surrounding cities murdered in the Nazi German camps at Majdanek and in Bełżec and Sobibór.

  • 22.03.2019

    Silent witnesses of history. Meetings centred around camp relics

    On March 30, we are pleased to invite you to the first meeting from the series “Silent witnesses of history”. This will be an opportunity to look from a closer perspective at the items related to the functioning of the Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek, which are mostly kept in the Museum’s warehouses. We will tell the stories of selected museum exhibits, and also present the fate of the people to whom they belonged.

  • 15.03.2019

    About love at Majdanek

    On March 14, 2019, a meeting called “What obstacle is barbed wire? What other obstacles?” was held at the Visitor Service Center at the State Museum at Majdanek. The audience was presented with stories of prisoners, who met and fell in love at times and in a place that did not encourage love.

  • 13.03.2019

    An academic conference ‘Lenses over the camps’

    The State Museum at Majdanek has the pleasure of inviting you to take part in an academic conference entitled ‘Lenses over the camps’ on April 9th. During the conference we will hear a dozen or so speakers who will discuss an extremely important aspect of warfare, such as aerial photography.

  • 08.03.2019

    Memory about the first deportations

    On the night of March 16/17, 1942, the Germans began to implement the genocidal plan under the code name ‘Aktion Reinhardt’. On the 77th anniversary of these events, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Department of Culture and History of Jews at UMCS invite you on March 15 at 2 p.m. for a lecture on the issue of the extermination of Jews in the Lublin region. It will be held in the Large Hall of the UMCS Humanities Faculty.

  • 07.03.2019

    Meeting of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek

    On February 27, the session of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek took place. Discussing the most important undertakings accomplished by the Museum in 2018, director Tomasz Kranz mentioned mainly the ceremony of the 75th. anniversary of the prisoners uprising at tge German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.

  • 05.03.2019

    Love stronger than death

    What is barbed wire to love? Love behind the fences of Majdanek – this is the title of a meeting organised by the State Museum at Majdanek concerning love in the camp.

  • 25.02.2019

    Perto Poroshenko visited Majdanek

    On 22 February, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the State Museum at Majdanek. He paid homage to the victims at the Mausoleum commemorating the prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp.

  • 05.02.2019

    The report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek in 2018

    The latest report on the Museum’s activity has been published. As always, it presents the most important events organised by the State Museum at Majdanek, achievements, information on collections, maintenance and activities addressed to the wide audience.

  • 31.01.2019

    Conservation of bath barracks and gas chambers

    Due to renovation work in the one of the most important buildings preserved on the grounds of the State Museum at Majdanek, the bath barracks and gas chambers will be unavailable for visitors until the summer of 2020.

  • 28.01.2019

    Maintaining the memory

    Once again, the State Museum at Majdanek joined the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • 21.01.2019

    Design competition of the permanent exhibition „SS-SONDERKOMMANDO SOBIBOR". GERMAN DEATH CAMP

    The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the design competition of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi death camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 18.01.2019

    The 76th anniversary of transports from Pawiak to Majdanek

    On January 17, 2019, it has been 76 years since the first transport of Polish political prisoners departed from Pawiak to the concentration camp in Lublin. On that occasion the State Museum at Majdanek organized a meeting called ‘Playmates. ‘Jola’, ‘Marysia’ and ‘Rudy’ in Gestapo prison in Pawiak and in German concentration camp at Majdanek’, in which Pawiak prisoner and prisoner of German camps Leszek Zabłocki nicknamed ‘Jola’ participated.

  • 17.01.2019

    The International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    We join the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day again this year. The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the workshops, lectures and guided tours around the Museum on January 25 and 27.

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