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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 western 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 43: “They Arrived at the Ghetto... And Went into the Unknown...”
barracks 44: “Lublin under Occupation”
barracks 45: scale model of the camp; “Majdanek. Past and present”
barracks 47: “Shrine” – multimedia exhibition
barracks 52: shoes of the victims of Aktion Reinhardt
barracks 62: “The Prisoners of Majdanek” – historical exhibition
barracks 14, 15: “Living Conditions”

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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