Majdanek, Bełżec, and Sobibór – three places inextricably connected with the extermination of Jews conducted by Nazi Germany under the codename “Aktion Reinhardt.” Majdanek concentration camp as well as the extermination camps in Bełżec and Sobibór claimed the lives of approximately 700.000 Jewish women, children, and men.
We present the latest publication of the State Museum at Majdanek - Catalog of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor". The publication accompanies the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór, which by means of hundreds of artifacts, documents, photographs, and accounts recalls the memory of around 180,000 Jews – men, women, and children sentenced to cruel death because of their ancestry.
The personal items of women, men, and children; ordinary things of everyday use, as well as some unique objects of aesthetic and commemorative value; items that were either lost, hidden by their owners, omitted or rejected in the sorting workshops while preparing the shipments of the looted goods sent into the Third Reich.
These recommendations, written by a group of international experts, are crafted to help educators with fact-based and educationally sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust.
The permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór presents objects discovered during the archaeological excavations carried out on the site of the former German death camp between 2000 and 2017.
The exhibition “SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943” strives to visualise and describe the realities of the functioning of the German death camp in Sobibór as part of a large-scale plan to exterminate the Jewish population in Europe occupied by the Third Reich.
Opening of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943" - 29.10.2020
We are pleased to inform you that on October 29, 2020, the permanent exhibition of the Museum and Memorial in Sobibór, entitled “SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. German death camp 1942–1943,” will be opened.
SECRETARY OF STATE
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE
On October 14, 1943, an armed revolt prepared by a group of prisoners led by Alexander Pechersky and Lejba Felhendler broke out in Sobibór.
On October 14, 1943, an uprising was instigated by a small group of Jewish prisoners at the German death camp SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. Despite the difficulties inherent in attempting clandestine activity at the camp, the Germans were completely surprised by the rebellion, which allowed it to succeed.
On October 14, 2020, we are celebrating the 77th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.
We present three documents from the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek which will be displayed at the exhibition devoted to the history of the German death camp in Sobibór.
We invite you to the third episode of our online historical magazine Varia.
More than 11.000 items constituting the so-called Sobibór collection belong to the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek.
We encourage you to watch first part of pilot realized by State Museum at Majdanek - “History of extermination hidden in objects”. In this film we will present the objects included in the so-called Sobibór collection. They will form part of the permanent exhibition "SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor" in the new building of the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór.
One of the essential elements of the permanent exhibition at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór will be the model of the extermination camp.
The visitor service point, bookstore and an outdoor exhibition on the history of the extermination camp are already available.
We are pleased to announce that from July 7, 2020 visitors to the former German extermination camp in Sobibór will be able to obtain information and purchase publications on the spot.
We are presenting the second volume of Varia. magazine - online historical magazine by the State Museum at Majdanek.
On June 27, 1965 the ceremonial unveiling of the monument honouring the victims of the German extermination site in Sobibór, took place within the area of the camp. The monument was erected by the initiative of the Polish authorities represented by the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites.
The permanent exhibition is already underway at the new Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór.
The German death camp in Sobibór was established in the Sobibór Stacja settlement. According to the 1921 census, the 12 houses built in the locality were inhabited by 73 people. The settlement was situated about five kilometers from the village of Sobibór and included forestry offices, a sawmill, and a tar plant.
The State Museum at Majdanek has accepted the museum building in Sobibór from the contractor. Work has begun on the implementation of the permanent exhibition on the history of the German extermination camp.