On November 4, we organized in cooperation with the Lublin Philharmonic a symphonic concert “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims.” The unique concert closed the series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the extermination of Jews committed by the Third Reich in 1942-1943 under the codename “Aktion Reinhardt.”
75 years ago, on November 3-4 1943, Germans shot about 42 thousand Jews in the Lublin region. The executions were held at the concentration camp at Majdanek and in labour camps in Trawniki and Poniatowa. Last Sunday, we paid homage to the victims.
On November 4, the 75th anniversary of operation “Erntefest” is observed that was the biggest execution by firing squad in the history of the German concentration camps. It resulted in killing over 18 thousand Jews at the Majdanek camp. Everyone who would like to pay tribute to the murdered, by lighting candles and laying down wreaths at the foot of the obelisk next to the Mausoleum, is invited to the Museum at Majdanek at 12.00.
The State Museum at Majdanek and the Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic cordially invite on 4 November, 6 pm., to symphonic concert “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims.” It is organized on the 75th anniversary of operation “Erntefest” (“Harvest Festival”), in course of which on 3-4 November 1943 Germans shot 42 thousand Jews in the concentration camp at Majdanek and in labor camps in Trawniki and Poniatowa.
In the State Museum at Majdanek, the third edition of methodological training for extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites took place. It was so popular that we have organized it twice: on 6 and 20 October. It was participated by over 100 teachers and educators from all over Poland.
On 14 October, relatives of the former prisoners of the death camp in Sobibór, representatives of state and regional authorities, ambassadors and diplomats, employees of associations commemorating the Holocaust victims met at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór to commemorate the prisoners’ revolt and escape – one of the most remarkable acts of Jewish resistance during WW2.
On 14 October 1943, the uprising broke out in the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. It was one of the most remarkable acts of Jewish resistance during WW2, next to the rising in the Warsaw ghetto and the revolt in the Treblinka death camp. The ceremony commemorating the uprising is held on Sunday, 14 October, at 12.00 at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi Death Camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.
Between 2000 and 2017 archaeological research was conducted in the area of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór, whose main purpose was to reveal places with the ashes of the murdered and to recognize the topography of the camp.
Germans erected the death camp facility approximately five kilometers from the village of Sobibór, in the area adjacent to the nearby railway station.
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 "Recovered from the Ashes. Personal Belongings of the Victims of the German Death Camp in Sobibór" comprises 100 photographs of artifacts with their catalog descriptions. Some of the exhibits will be presented at the exhibition bearing the same title on October 14 in Sobibór.
From September 29, the latest temporary exhibition can be seen in the Visitor Service Center at the State Museum at Majdanek. It is devoted to changes in space in which the German Nazi concentration camp was located during the war. Moreover, a lecture prepared for the vernissage by one of the exhibition's authors, Krzysztof Tarkowski, was dedicated to transformations of the area.
On September 15-21, 2018, the 15th edition of the Lublin Festival of Science took place. This year's motto was "Man as an inspiration for science." The State Museum at Majdanek took part in it for the 13th time.
Since 2013, the State Museum at Majdanek has been undisputed leader in the Lublin region. For the next time we have been rewarded with the Travellers’ Choice Attractions Award given by the users of TripAdvisor® – the world’s largest travel sites.
On September 29, 2018, we invite visually impaired people, their accompanying persons, as well as seniors, to special workshops.
On September 12, 2018, the State Museum at Majdanek hosted Mrs Ewa Sztaba-Chmielarz, a daughter of professor Romuald Sztaba who was a prisoner of the following German concentration and extermination camps: Auschwitz, Majdanek, Gross-Rosen and Leitmeritz. Ewa shared with the listeners not only her personal family history, but also donated her father’s priceless memorabilia to the Museum Archives.
The book’s launch event organised by the State Museum at Majdanek (PMM) together with the History Meeting House (DSH) took place on September, 11, 2018. Specialists from Poland and the United States discussed the new issue of Jerzy Kwiatkowski’s memories titled “485 dni na Majdanku” [485 days at Majdanek].
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński and Director of the State Museum at Majdanek dr Tomasz Kranz invite to the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
We participate in a project ‘Poland. See More - Weekend for Half Price’ organized by the Polish Tourist Organization and the Ministry of Sport and Tourism. Within its framework, we offer selected museum publications with a 50% discount.
The State Museum at Majdanek has just released its recent publication on the subject of education at memorial sites. The publication 'Pedagogy of remembrance. Theory and practice of education in martyrological museums', edited by Tomasz Kranz, contains materials from the international conference organised by the State Museum at Majdanek in October 2017.
The State Museum at Majdanek cordially invites teachers from primary, middle and high schools to the third edition of methodological training for extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites: ‘Tell about us, nameless...’ It will take place on 6th of October, 2018 at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin.
Workshops, field game and sightseeing with the story of Jerzy Kwiatkowski in the background – we invite school groups and individuals for September meetings devoted to the camp resistance movement, described in the memoirs ‘485 days at Majdanek.’
The State Museum at Majdanek and Hieronim Łopaciński Provincial Public Library in Lublin cordially invite to the next meeting of the cycle “Majdanek in family memory.” This time, our guest will be Ewa Sztaba-Chmielarz, daughter of the former Majdanek prisoner Romuald Sztaba. The event will take place on September 12, 2018, at 5 p.m., in the Hieronim Łopaciński Provincial Public Library at Narutowicza 4 Street in Lublin.
The State Museum at Majdanek and History Meeting House cordially invite to the launch of the book “485 dni na Majdanku” [485 Days at Majdanek]. The newest Museum publication is the third edition of memoirs by Jerzy Kwiatkowski but for the first time it is free from censorship and excessive editorial modifications. The accounts written by a Polish political prisoner of KL Lublin are one of the most important reports on the camp functioning.
At the end of July 2018, further conservation works were completed, involving objects coming from excavations on the premises of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.