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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.

Information about the limitations in the availability of the Museum on June 20 th

We kindly inform that the Visitor Service Center and the exhibition barrack nos 62 and 47 will be closed on Thursday, June 20 (The Corpus Christi holiday). On this day we do not offer the guide service.

  • 28.09.2017

    Majdanek in family memory - a meeting devoted to Helena Pawluk

    A meeting dedicated to the former prisoner of KL Lublin and the Lublin Castle, Helena Pawluk, took place on September 27 in the Reading Room of Hieronim Łopaciński Provincial Public Library at 4 Narutowicza Street in Lublin. The grandson of Helena Pawluk, Wojciech, his wife Danuta and his son Marcin were the guests of the Museum and the Library.

  • 20.09.2017

    History hidden in a photograph – educational activities for the prisoners of Opole Lubelskie Prison

    As part of cooperation between the State Museum at Majdanek and Lublin Regional Inspectorate of the Prison Service, on the 15th of September in Opole Lubelskie Prison first educational workshops for prisoners were held. The aim of joint programme of museum workers and prison service is to form proper moral and social attitude through teaching the history of Majdanek.

  • 18.09.2017

    "Those Were The Days of Majdanek" - opening of a new exhibition

    The Days of Majdanek went down in history as one of the most recognizable cyclical museum events which, over a period of seven decades, was attended by several generations of Poles. Opening of the exhibtion devoted to the Days of Majdanek took place on 16 September. The event was part of the European Heritage Days.

  • 15.09.2017

    On history in museums

    On September 14, the debate entitled “How to talk about history in museums?” took place in the State Museum at Majdanek. The participants debated, among other things, how to create museum narratives in historical museums and traumatic memorial sites so as to make them interesting and accessible to the viewer, as well as to impart knowledge and shape historical thinking.

  • 31.08.2017

    The newest book on the museums in post-camp memorial sites

    Articles by historians, art historians, culture experts, sociologists and museum pedagogues from Poland, Germany and Austria are included in the newest publication issued by the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 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.

  • 07.08.2017

    Franciszek Brzezicki (1924-2017)

    It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Franciszek Brzezicki – a former Majdanek prisoner, co-founder of the Union of Poles in Zhytomyr.

  • 31.07.2017

    Polish-German workshop for teachers

    On 24–27 July 2017 the State Museum at Majdanek together with The House of the Wannsee Conference organized a workshop for teachers from Polish and German schools. The teachers were presented with methods and forms of out-of-school education used at the State Museum at Majdanek that allowed them for better preparation of their students for visits at the post-camp memorial sites and development of their own methods of work during regular lessons.

  • 24.07.2017

    Protection of mass graves in Sobibór

    On the grounds of the former German death camp in Sobibór the work on the protection of mass graves containing ashes of the camp victims has finished. It was the first phase of the international project to create the Museum – Memorial Site in Sobibór.

  • 21.07.2017

    73rd anniversary of the liquidation of the Majdanek camp

    Accompanied by the former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp at Majdanek as well as municipal and provincial authorities the commemoration of the subsequent anniversary of the liquidation of KL Lublin took place on 21 July. The gathered paid tribute to the victims by lighting candles and laying flowers. The commemoration was preceded with the screening of a documentary and a special exhibition of the former prisoners.

  • 14.07.2017

    Cooperation of the Museum with the District Inspectorate of the Prison Service in Lublin

    On July 14, 2017 the State Museum at Majdanek was visited by a delegation of the District Inspectorate of the Prison Service in Lublin, headed by Col. Wlodzimierz Jacek Głuchem. This visit was aimed at signing a cooperation agreement between the Museum and the Prison Service.

  • 07.07.2017

    Volunteers from the Association of Action Sign of Penance / Service for Peace at the Majdanek Museum

    Young Germans, who will begin volunteering in various institutions commemorating the victims of World War II and social welfare centers in Europe, the United States and Israel, have been involved in the educational seminar organized at the Majdanek Museum.

  • 22.06.2017

    Lublin Science Festival at Majdanek

    On September 24-30, 2017, the 14th edition of the Lublin Science Festival will be held. This year's edition will run under the motto “Science – between tradition and modernity.” The State Museum at Majdanek will take part in it for the 12th time.

  • 14.06.2017

    National Remembrance Day for Victims of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camps

    The National Remembrance Day for Victims of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camps is commemorated on June 14. On this day, former prisoners of Majdanek and other camps will meet with the youth from the Lublin high schools.

  • 12.06.2017

    Students of the High School No. 1 at the State Museum at Majdanek

    On June 5 and 7, 2017, the students of the Stanisław Staszic High School No. 1 in Lublin took part in an educational project at the State Museum at Majdanek. The programme of the visit included, among other things, cleanup work in the area of the former concentration camp. Their task was to clean the edging around the barracks nos. 1 and 2 on the third prisoners' field.

  • 31.05.2017

    On the educational potential of the Majdanek museum and memorial site

    An educational seminar for teachers from Germany was held at the State Museum at Majdanek. Its aim was to familiarize its participants with the history of German occupation in the Lublin region and to present the educational offer of the Museum related to the work with school students.

  • 24.05.2017

    The Lublin Tourist Card

    Lublin Tourist Card is a product designed for people who are interested in the tourist offer of Lublin. During its visit to the Majdanek Museum, its owners will have access to free museum parking.

  • 19.05.2017

    Trainees from Germany on internship at the Museum

    Between May 15th and May 17th, two trainees from Daimler AG (Timo Besemer and Matthias Mischke) took up the practice at the Majdanek Museum.

  • 18.05.2017

    Debate on the International Museum Day

    One of the important tendencies in the development of museums are aspirations to build a message that stimulates imagination as well as triggers an interaction between visitors and museum exhibits. The key question is what can be defined as museum experience and what it comprises of. These questions were pondered upon during the panel discussion “Museums as the place of experiencing” organised on May 18 by the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 16.05.2017

    Lectures for students tourism and recreation

  • 08.05.2017

    Debate on museum experience on the International Museum Day

    One of the important tendencies in the development of museums is aspirations to create an imagination-stirring message and to trigger an interaction between visitors and museum exhibitions. The key question appears to be definifion of a 'museum experience' as well as its make-up. The participants of a panel debate organised by the Museum at Majdanek will discuss this issue, among many other thing. The debate takes place on May 18 at 12.00.

  • 07.05.2017

    Sites, traces and testament of German occupation in the Lublin region

    The tragic heritage of the Second World War in the awareness of Poles and Germans, the Polish and German culture of remembrance as well as the content and form of commemoration were only a few issues touched upon during the educational and historical seminar organised by the State Museum at Majdanek for employees of memorial sites in the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.

  • 05.05.2017

    Newest book on the Holocaust launched by the Museum

    “Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie. Zarys problematyki” constitutes a synthetic description of the Holocaust carried out by the Germans in the years 1942-1943 within the framework of the so called “Aktion Reinhardt.” The newest book by prof. Dariusz Libionka published by the State Museum at Majdanek is earmarked for a wide readership.

  • 05.05.2017

    Exhibition closing day and promotion of the newest book on the Holocaust

    On May 4, promotion of publication “Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie” by Dariusz Libionka took place in the Lublin Museum. The newest book by the State Museum at Majdanek is a synthesis of the Holocaust in the General Government and is earmarked for all interested in this topic. The book launch was accompanied with a panel discussion and visiting the exhibition “Districts of Extermination” with its curator.