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.
The publication "A Guide to the Historical Buildings" is now available in the museum bookshop in three new language versions: Russian, Hebrew and French.
A Mass for the victims of the German Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek started the 74th anniversary of KL Lublin liquidation. It was participated by the former camp prisoners and representatives of the local authorities.
We have introduced a new service for our guests. On determined days in July, August and September, individual visitors will be guided through the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration camp.
The last group of 800 prisoners, escorted by the SS, left the German Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek in Lublin on July 22, 1944. This event marked the final liquidation of the camp operating since the autumn of 1941.
Construction work on the grounds of the Museum in Sobibór – branch of the State Museum at Majdanek – start this week. The area of the former German Nazi death camp will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Students from the State Police School in Hamburg visited a few museums and historical sites commemorating the victims of World War II and Nazi crimes. Their visit was related to the events from 76 years, when the Hamburg Reserve Police Battalion 101 started its monstrous activity in the Zamość region.
On June 20, 2018, in the Voivodeship Public Library of Hieronim Łopaciński in Lublin, we promoted a new edition of Jerzy Kwiatkowski's memoirs.
The last free museum lesson in the State Museum at Majdanek before the holiday season took place on June 19, 2018. The lessons were a part of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage programme called ‘Accessible Culture’.