Places with a difficult history and museums arising in post-camp places – their role, problems, forms of action and perspectives. These issues were the main topics of the nationwide scientific conference 'Histora w przestrzeniach pamięci. Obóz – miejsce – muzeum' (History in spaces of remembrance. Camp – place – museum) which was held in Lublin on October 7–9, 2019.
76 years ago, as a result of revolt, prisoners escaped from the German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór.
On October 6, the works of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Mikołaj Górecki and Wojciech Kilar honoured the commencement of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State Museum at Majdanek.
Today, a public presentation of the winners of the design competition of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi death camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek took place.
Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.
On March 26, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, and Albert Stankowski, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, signed a cooperation agreement. The cooperation will include scientific and educational activities, and incorporate the research and dissemination of knowledge about the Holocaust and the fate of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and surrounding cities murdered in the Nazi German camps at Majdanek and in Bełżec and Sobibór.
Over 30 events, among them publication of a historical comic, academic conferences, reunion of families of Majdanek prisoners, meetings with witnesses or unveiling of a mural. These are the events which we will held in 2019.
The latest report on the Museum’s activity has been published. As always, it presents the most important events organised by the State Museum at Majdanek, achievements, information on collections, maintenance and activities addressed to the wide audience.
The State Museum at Majdanek invites to participate in the design competition of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi death camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.
Romuald Dylewski died on January 7. He was an urbanist who rendered great service especially to the urban development of Lublin and Lublin region, honorary member of the Society of Polish Urbanists and Association of Polish Architects, author of many works in the field of city and region planning.
On November 4, we organized in cooperation with the Lublin Philharmonic a symphonic concert “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims.” The unique concert closed the series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the extermination of Jews committed by the Third Reich in 1942-1943 under the codename “Aktion Reinhardt.”
The State Museum at Majdanek and the Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic cordially invite on 4 November, 6 pm., to symphonic concert “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims.” It is organized on the 75th anniversary of operation “Erntefest” (“Harvest Festival”), in course of which on 3-4 November 1943 Germans shot 42 thousand Jews in the concentration camp at Majdanek and in labor camps in Trawniki and Poniatowa.
In the State Museum at Majdanek, the third edition of methodological training for extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites took place. It was so popular that we have organized it twice: on 6 and 20 October. It was participated by over 100 teachers and educators from all over Poland.
On 14 October, relatives of the former prisoners of the death camp in Sobibór, representatives of state and regional authorities, ambassadors and diplomats, employees of associations commemorating the Holocaust victims met at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór to commemorate the prisoners’ revolt and escape – one of the most remarkable acts of Jewish resistance during WW2.
On 14 October 1943, the uprising broke out in the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. It was one of the most remarkable acts of Jewish resistance during WW2, next to the rising in the Warsaw ghetto and the revolt in the Treblinka death camp. The ceremony commemorating the uprising is held on Sunday, 14 October, at 12.00 at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi Death Camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.
Between 2000 and 2017 archaeological research was conducted in the area of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór, whose main purpose was to reveal places with the ashes of the murdered and to recognize the topography of the camp.
Germans erected the death camp facility approximately five kilometers from the village of Sobibór, in the area adjacent to the nearby railway station.
The album was prepared by our museum as part of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the prisoners' uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. The publication "Recovered from the Ashes. Personal Belongings of the Victims of the German Death Camp in Sobibór" comprises 100 photographs of artifacts with their catalog descriptions. Some of the exhibits will be presented at the exhibition bearing the same title on October 14 in Sobibór.
Since 2013, the State Museum at Majdanek has been undisputed leader in the Lublin region. For the next time we have been rewarded with the Travellers’ Choice Attractions Award given by the users of TripAdvisor® – the world’s largest travel sites.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński and Director of the State Museum at Majdanek dr Tomasz Kranz invite to the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
The State Museum at Majdanek cordially invites teachers from primary, middle and high schools to the third edition of methodological training for extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites: ‘Tell about us, nameless...’ It will take place on 6th of October, 2018 at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin.
At the end of July 2018, further conservation works were completed, involving objects coming from excavations on the premises of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
Construction work on the grounds of the Museum in Sobibór – branch of the State Museum at Majdanek – start this week. The area of the former German Nazi death camp will be closed to visitors until further notice.
The next ebook is now available in our museum bookshop. Publication “Zur Pädagogik der Erinnerung. Bedingungen, Ziele und Methoden historischer Bildung in Gedenkstätten“ [Pedagogy of remembrance. Determinants, aims and methods of historical education in memorial sites], ed. Tomasz Kranz, is intended for museologists, teachers and other persons involved in social and political education.