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Grounds and historical structures

On the partly preserved grounds of the former concentration camp there are 70 historical buildings from the years 1941-1944. They are situated in the former administrative part of the camp (3 buildings: the prisoner department office and the office of the head of this department, the female supervisors’ office); in the area of the prisoner fields (49 buildings: the barracks, watchtowers and sentry boxes, the old crematorium, 2 sculptures made by prisoners); in the utility part (17 buildings: warehouses, workshops, baths and gas chambers) and the new crematorium.

“A window of time” is a steel construction which enables one to see a fragment of the historical road built by the prisoners at Majdanek. They used matzevot from Jewish cemeteries in Lublin. There is also a plaque with a short historical comment in three languages: Polish, English and Hebrew.

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Historical Route

The historical route called “Konzentrationslager Lublin 1941–1944” documents the most important structures and places related with the camp history. It starts at the foot of the Gate Monument, goes along the border of the prisoners’ camp, and finishes near the Mausoleum. It comprises 17 glass panels in three languages (Polish, English and Hebrew). They provide historical facts and archival photographs showing given places at the time of the camp existence or shortly after its liquidation.

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Exhibitions

Barracks no. 43 (former warehouse for prisoner belongings)

  • Exhibition “Majdanek. The past and the present” – archival photographs taken on the grounds of the camp during the occupation and contemporary photographs of the same locations
  • KL Lublin timeline
  • Maps of transports
  • Large-format aerial photograph and plan of the camp from 1944.

Barracks no. 44 (former warehouse for prisoner belongings)

  • Exhibition “Lublin under German Occupation” – information about the occupied city illustrated with historical large-format photographs and contemporary photographs of the same locations
  • Board illustrating the so-called general plan for the construction of the Majdanek camp, which reflects the ambitions of the German occupation authorities related to the expansion of Konzentrationslager Lublin

Barracks no. 47 (former food warehouse) - open from April to October

  • “Shrine” – multimedia artistic installation combining sculptural, artistic and musical elements. It is a tribute to all nameless victims of KL Lublin


Barracks no. 62 (former camp shoemaker's shop | currently a modern exhibition space)

  • Historical exhibition “The Prisoners of Majdanek” evokes the memory of the prisoners of the camp – victims of the Nazi policy of persecution and extermination. Their individual fates make up the history of KL Lublin. Apart from many original artifacts and documents never before shown, the exhibition includes audiovisual testimonies of prisoners as well as modern multimedia applications devoted to the history of the camp


Barracks no. 52 (warehouse for camp tools and equipment)

  • Exposition of shoes confiscated from Majdanek prisoners and Jews exterminated in the course of "Aktion Reinhardt"


Barracks no. 55 (former electrical workshop)


Barracks nos. 14 and 15 (prisoner field III)

  • Exhibition “Living Conditions” recreating the interior of prisoner barracks from the time the camp was in operation.

Commemorations

Column of Three Eagles
Monument-Gate
Mausoleum
Monument commemorating the victims of “Erntefest” execution
Commemorative stone with a tablet dedicated to the organizers of aid to the prisoners of Majdanek
Commemorative stone with a tablet bearing the message of the Blessed Emilian Kowcz

Aid for visitors

The panels with accounts are related to the most important aspects of the camp existence and landmarks in the Majdanek history. They include descriptions concerning e.g. reception of newly arrived prisoners, plunder of property, selections, labour, extermination in gas chambers, or mass murder of Jews of November 3, 1943. 17 panels including memories by former prisoners and members of the SS staff (in Polish, English and Hebrew) have been erected in places to which their content alludes.

Illuminated panels with historical comments have been installed in the bathhouse, gas chambers, prisoners’ barracks in Field III, and the crematorium. They are made of glass not to interfere in the environment.

Finding the way on the grounds of the Museum (90 ha) and historical objects has been facilitated with information boards. They include maps with the topography of the Museum and direction arrows. The most important objects and visitor’s location have been also marked on them.

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  • Zoom image: The panel with accounts and illuminated panel with historical comments installed in the male bathhouse
  • Zoom image: Pedestal with a historical commentary located near the remains of the toilets in the Field II
  • Zoom image: Scale model for the camp. Timeline of the events connected with the functioning of the camp. Presentation of the archival photos from 1944
  • Show larger image above: The panel with accounts and illuminated panel with historical comments installed in the male bathhouse
  • Show larger image above: Pedestal with a historical commentary located near the remains of the toilets in the Field II
  • Show larger image above: Scale model for the camp. Timeline of the events connected with the functioning of the camp. Presentation of the archival photos from 1944

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