Visit by the delegation of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports to Sobibór
On March 4, Director of the Cultural Heritage Department at the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports, Paulina Florjanowicz, visited the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór. The Nazi German Extermination Camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.
At first, on behalf of the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sports, she laid down a wreath next to the clearing with mass graves covering ashes of the murdered. Then, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, Tomasz Kranz, guided the Minster through the exhibition “SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German Death Camp 1942–1943.”
The exhibition devoted to the SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor 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 primary goal of the exposition is to commemorate and restore subjectivity to thousands of victims, most of them nameless. In the central part of the exhibition, there are over 700 objects found during archaeological research, as well as 100 documents and photographs.
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.