On February 1, 1942, an unnamed Soviet prisoner of war paid in 40 RM (Reichsmarks) to the camp's fund. It was the first recorded contribution, therefore it got no. 1 in the contribution register.
A doll, dressed in a denim clothing with gray and blue stripes, typical for the female prisoners of the concentration camp, made at the tailors Schneiderei in the Majdanek camp.
On January 18, 1943, a transport of prisoners from Pawiak, consisting of 1005 men and 331 women, reached Lublin. Among the men there were brothers Mieczysław and Kazimierz Rurka, who lived in the Żoliborz district in Warsaw, in Krasińskiego Street. They were arrested on November 9, 1942, and incarcerated in barracks no. 10 at field III.
On 14th January 1943, 52 prisoners died in the camp at Majdanek. Only the death of 5 Poles was noted down in the book of prisoners' deaths. The deaths of Jewish hadn't beed recorded for the past two weeks. Jan Jurkiewicz, born in 1904 and living in Podhajce, also died on that day. He was sent to the camp on 4th October 1942 along with 40 other fellow prisoners. The group received the numbers from 16949 to 16989.
The artifacts and documents from the concentration camp at Majdanek constitute the exceptional testimony of history and tragic fate of thousands of people of various nationalities. Gathered for over 60 years, they form a valuable collection of movable relics, which requires specialist conservation conditioned upon their peculiar lot.