On 1-3 April, the State Museum at Majdanek was visited by two apprentices from Daimler AG from Germany.
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.
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.
Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.
On March 26, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, and Albert Stankowski, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once again, the State Museum at Majdanek joined the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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.
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.
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.
The State Museum at Majdanek decided to fully renovate 51 books from the historic collections, including 27 prayer books. All the items were found in the area of the camp at Majdanek after its liquidation.
On the night of September 17, 1942, Germans arrested three boys in the building on Krechowiecka Street in Warsaw. Involved in the Polish underground resistance movement, Adam Nowosławski alias ‘Marysia,’ Jerzy Giergielewicz alias ‘Rudy’ and Leszek Zabłocki alias ‘Jola,’ were sent to the Gestapo prison on Pawia Street. After five months of isolation and brutal interrogations, all three were transported to the concentration camp at Majdanek.
Romuald Dylewski died on January 7. He was an urbanist who rendered great service especially to the urban development of Lublin and Lublin region, honorary member of the Society of Polish Urbanists and Association of Polish Architects, author of many works in the field of city and region planning.
From year-to-year, we notice a stronger interest in the museum lessons organised by the Education Department of the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. In 2018, there were organised around 120 museum classes at the museum. Almost 3500 primary, middle and high school students from the whole Poland attended the lessons.
Over three hundred private photographs belonging to the victims of “Aktion Reinhardt” were commissioned to restore by the Museum. As a result, pictures which had been pasted into an album were unstuck from its pages. Later the photographs were reinforced and their elasticity was restored. It also turned out that there are notes on the reverses of some pictures that make it possible to identify people posing for photographs.