Students from the school in Kiryat Motzkin in Israel visited Sobibór. The visit was part of the student exchange between the school from Israel and the High School No. 2 in Włodawa and Radzyń Podlaski.
On 27 February the meeting of the Museum Board of the State Museum at Majdanek took place. By unanimous vote, the board members adopted Museum’s activity report for 2017 as well as a work plan for the next year.
The number of people who visited the State Museum at Majdanek in the last five years increased by nearly 50%. In 2017, 239,149 people came to the institution.
On the grounds of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór the construction works planned in 2017 related to the creation of the Museum - Memorial Site in Sobibór, a branch of the State Museum at Majdanek, came to an end.
The Museum at Majdanek has accomplished conservation of another group of relics found on the grounds of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
On 16 October, we have commemorated the 74th anniversary of the prisoners' revolt at the Nazi German death camp in Sobibór. On that day, an educational project for pupils from the schools in Włodawa took place in the Museum - Synagogue Complex in Włodawa.
Articles by historians, art historians, culture experts, sociologists and museum pedagogues from Poland, Germany and Austria are included in the newest publication issued by the State Museum at Majdanek.
On the grounds of the former German death camp in Sobibór the work on the protection of mass graves containing ashes of the camp victims has finished. It was the first phase of the international project to create the Museum – Memorial Site in Sobibór.
One of the important tendencies in the development of museums is aspirations to create an imagination-stirring message and to trigger an interaction between visitors and museum exhibitions. The key question appears to be definifion of a 'museum experience' as well as its make-up. The participants of a panel debate organised by the Museum at Majdanek will discuss this issue, among many other thing. The debate takes place on May 18 at 12.00.
“Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie. Zarys problematyki” constitutes a synthetic description of the Holocaust carried out by the Germans in the years 1942-1943 within the framework of the so called “Aktion Reinhardt.” The newest book by prof. Dariusz Libionka published by the State Museum at Majdanek is earmarked for a wide readership.
Commemorating ceremonies, exhibitions, publications, educational projects and discussions by historians are among the events planned by the Museum as part of the 75th anniversary of “Aktion Reinhardt.” They will be held between March 16, 2017, and November 3, 2018. In this period we will regularly publish on our website (in section “History”) materials on history of the extermination of Jews in the General Government in 1942–1943.
We kindly inform that due to the commencement of construction work on the grounds of the memorial site in Sobibór, the Museum of the Former Death Camp will be closed from March 1, 2017, until further notice.
Exhibitions, book promotions, conferences and meetings. More than a dozen events aimed at, among others, people with passion for history, academics, students and teachers will be held in the State Museum at Majdanek in 2017.
A report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek in 2016 has already been published. It includes the most important events, completed projects and information on the growing number of visitors.
The Museum at Majdanek has accomplished conservation of another group of relics found on the grounds of the former German death camp in Sobibór.
In 2016, number of people who visited the State Museum at Majdanek increased again. Nearly a half of 213,237 visitors to the Museum and its branches came from abroad (93 227 people).
The celebrations of the 73rd anniversary of the uprising and prisoners’ mass escape from the German death camp in Sobibór took place on 14 October 2016.
On 23 September, non-invasive research started on the grounds of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. The research is a result of an agreement on cooperation between the State Museum at Majdanek and the University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin.
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Philip Bialowitz (Filip Białowicz) – last survivor of the Sobibór death camp who was born in Poland. He died in Florida (USA) on 6 August 2016.
On June 6, 2016, an off-site session of the Museum Council of the State Museum at Majdanek was held. The members of the Council visited the Museum of the Former Death Camp in Sobibór – a branch of the Majdanek museum.
The Lublin region has a long museological tradition dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, when the Temple of Sibyl was built in Puławy by the Czartoryski family. Today, there are 48 museums and museum branches in the region visited by over one million people a year. The role of these institutions in the contemporary tourism in the Lublin region was discussed by the participants to the panel debate organized by the Museum at Majdanek.
The main topics of the international scientific conference organised on 5 May by the State Museum at Majdanek were the results of the archaeological works conducted in the former German death camp in Sobibór, the project of spatial development and planned educational activities to be carried out in the new museum.
On March 24, the State Museum at Majdanek opened a new open-air exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the ghetto in Lublin. During the opening of the exposition “‘Districts of Extermination. Ghettos for Jews in German-occupied Lublin,” there were a lecture, photography display and screening of archival videos.
A report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in 2015 has already been published. It includes information about, among other things, the most important events, conservation and educational projects.