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MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL IN SOBIBÓR. THE NAZI GERMAN EXTERMINATION CAMP (1942–1943)

28.10.2020

Museum and Memorial in Sobibór

Opening of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943" - 29.10.2020

The exhibition devoted to the SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor, which has been made available to visitors, describes the history of the camp where between 1942 and 1943 the Germans murdered about 180,000 Jewish men, women, and children, and is part of an investment carried out by the State Museum at Majdanek in cooperation with the International Steering Committee for the establishment of the new Museum – Memorial in the former German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór.

The construction of the museum building with educational facilities and an exhibition room was financed by a specific grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The costs of the realisation of the exposition were covered by the Museum from the funds from a donation made by the Federal Republic of Germany. The most important stages of the implementation of this project are documented in an occasional publication, which from tomorrow will be available to the museum public at the Sobibór branch of the State Museum at Majdanek. Below, we publish its selected fragments online.

Photo 1: Meeting of the International Steering Committee for the establishment of the new Museum – Memorial in the former German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór, Warsaw 2017. In the middle,its chairman Jarosław Sellin, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. From the left: Magdalena Erdman, head of Section National Memorial Sites at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, Paulina Florjanowicz, director of the Department of Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland. Fot. Danuta Matloch

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