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Changes in the visiting route and traffic

With regards to the Mausoleum renovation works, the visiting route as well as the pedestrian and vehicle traffic are changed. Detailed information here:

Archival Research on site is Temporarily Unavailable

Our Archival Research Room is closed until April 12. You can still obtain access and information regarding our records remotely - please contact our archivists at or by phone: +48 81 710 28 60.

  • 26.01.2024

    Sobibór artefacts in the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek

    SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor was the final extermination camp of operation “Reinhardt” to be liquidated, and – in the hopes of the perpetrators – forever forgotten. The crime traces concealed in the autumn of 1943 as well as the evidence for the lives of Jews that were murdered in the camp have been recovered during the archaeological research and secured.

  • 25.01.2024

    The Infrastructure, Scope, and Death Toll of “Einsatz Reinhardt”

    On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day we invoke the memory of the six million Jewish women, children and men – victims of transports, inhuman living conditions in the locked ghettos, executions, manhunts, round-ups, extermination in the gas chambers. The central and the most bloody stage of the Holocaust was perpetrated in the General Government under the codename “Einsatz Reinhardt.”

  • 22.01.2024

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    The German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated on 27 January 1945. In recognition of that event, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed it as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It constitutes an opportunity to even more eagerly reflect on the tragic fate of Jews – victims of hatred murdered during World War II – as well as on the current situation of humanity in the 21st century.

  • 05.12.2023

    Musuem and Memorial in Sobibór nominated to the 2024 European Museum of the Year Award

    We are proud that our branch - the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór has been nominated for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award.

  • 27.11.2023

    80th anniversary of operation "Reinhardt" and our commemorative projects

    Recently we finished our nearly two-year-long campaign of commemorating the 80th anniversary of operation "Reinhardt." Between March 2022 and November 2023 we held nearly 50 various projects and activities that aimed at raising awareness about the genocide of nearly 2,000,000 Jews.

  • 22.11.2023

    The Infrastructure of operation "Reinhardt" - our new book for the English-speaking readers

    We are glad to announce that our latest book project has been accomplished. “The Infrastructure of Operation Reinhardt” is now available to the English-speaking readers

  • 10.11.2023

    International judicial and prosecutor applicants at the Museum

    During the study visit, participants explored the area of the former concentration camp at Majdanek, including historical exhibitions. They delved into the history of the concentration camp in Lublin and selected biographies of the former prisoners and perpetrators.

  • 06.11.2023

    80th anniversary of operation "Erntefest"

    We commemorated the 80th anniversary of operation “Erntefest” in three places, where the largest execution in the history of World War II took place in 1943. Lectures, presentations, educational workshops, and artistic projects that we organised on 3-6 November in Lublin, Trawniki, and Poniatowa attracted huge audiences from among the local communities and gathered many profound scholars.

  • 25.10.2023

    03.11.1943: Operation Erntefest

    In the final days of October 1943, several hundred prisoners of Majdanek were sent to the area near the camp crematorium behind field V. Their task – as the SS-men told them – was to dig AA or anti-tank trenches to increase the camp’s defensive potential. The inmates learned about the actual purpose of those ditches several days later – on 3 November 1943.

  • 23.10.2023


    On 21 October 2023, another edition of the methodological training for teachers of primary and secondary schools regarding out-of-school teaching at post-camp memorial sites took place. This year’s meeting under the title “Majdanek perpetrators – negative identification in the education on World War II” was an opportunity to reflect upon motives and mechanisms impacting human choices and behaviour.

  • 19.10.2023


    Recently, we commemorated the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of prisoner uprising at the German death camp in Sobibór. The main ceremonies were held on 12 October, while the accompanying events terminated on 14 October with a ceremony commemorating the victims. It was a very personal ceremony, attended by descendants of survivors’ families, as well as by families of the camp victims.

  • 19.10.2023

    Sobibór: Place, Memorial, Exhibition

    Our new publication - Sobibór: Place, Memorial, Exhibition describes the new commemoration on the grounds of the former German Nazi extermination camp and the echoes of the tragic past that can now be discovered through reading the historical landscape.

  • 12.10.2023

    80th anniversary of the uprising in Sobibór

    On 12 October 2023, families of the Sobibór Survivors, representatives of many countries, international institutions, and martyrdom museums took part in the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. On that day, we symbolically opened a new spatial arrangement of the Memorial Site. The event was held under Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

  • 06.10.2023

    Changes in the visiting route with regards to the Mausoleum renovation

    We have recently began the renovation of the Mausoleum monument commemorating the victims of the Majdanek German Nazi concentration camp. With regards to the undertaken works, some parts of the Museum are closed to visitors. The visiting route and vehicle traffic organisation have also been changed.

  • 05.10.2023

    New Commemoration at the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór

    The construction works of the new spatial arrangement on the grounds of the former German Nazi extermination camp have been completed. The commemoration will be available for our visitors on 13 October 2023.

  • 27.09.2023

    80th anniversary of the uprising in Sobibór

    In October 1943, the uprising broke out in the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. It was one of the most heroic acts of Jewish resistance during WWII. As a result, about 300 prisoners escaped from the camp, from which ca. 50 survived the war. The ceremony commemorating the uprising is held on 12 October, at 13.00 at the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór.

  • 26.09.2023

    They rose against the Holocaust

    SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor was one of the three German extermination camps operating in the General Government within the framework of operation “Reinhardt.” Around 180,000 men, women, and children were murdered there. Over a half of the victims were the Polish Jews, and others included the Dutch, Slovak, Czech, French, German, and Byelorussian Jews.

  • 24.07.2023

    79th anniversary of the KL Lublin liquidation

    The ceremony commemorating the 79th anniversary of the KL Lublin liquidation took place in the Museum on July 24. It was joined by former prisoners of the Majdanek camp, representatives of local government and institutions.

  • 13.07.2023

    Mausoleum Renovation

    The State Museum at Majdanek begins the renovation of the Mausoleum – one of the most recognisable monuments honouring the victims of World War II.

  • 16.06.2023

    The Infrastructure of operation "Reinhardt"

    We present our new book in which we analyse "Einsatz Reinhardt" – the largest and the most bloody genocidal operation of World War II, focusing on its logistics and the extermination apparatus.

  • 14.06.2023

    Experts’ Discussion Around the New Book: The Infrastructure of operation “Reinhardt”

    At 5 p.m. on 20 June we invite everyone to the Majdanek, Bełżec, and Sobibór memorials for a special discussion: “The Landscapes of the Holocaust - the importance of the Lublin region in the history and commemoration of the mass extermination of Jews during World War II.” The root for the discussion, during which we will symbolically connect three memorial sites of operation “Reinhardt” camps, is the premiere of our new book.

  • 07.06.2023

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

    In Poland every June 14 is known as the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps established on the anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners sent to KL Auschwitz. The State Museum at Majdanek once again joins the commemoration of this special date.

  • 25.04.2023


    On 22 April 2023, the State Museum at Majdanek hosted a nationwide conference entitled "Road to the Shoah - culture and pedagogy of remembrance in Holocaust education". The event was the result of the cooperation of the Warsaw Centre for Educational and Social Innovation and Training with memorial sites and cultural institutions, which organised a series of seminars for teachers in the past months.

  • 19.04.2023


    The Holocaust Memorial Day and Day for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity is commemorated on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In the early morning of 19 April 1943, German army and police units entered the Warsaw Ghetto, which, in accordance with Heinrich Himmler's orders, were to carry out the final liquidation of the Jewish residential quarter of Warsaw.