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  • 04.05.2020

    78th anniversary of the commencement of mass deportations to the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór.

    In the spring of 1942, the Germans began the construction of the SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor extermination facility. Located near a minor railway station, the camp was surrounded by several rows of barbed wires, ditches with water, and a minefield. Swamps and marshes stretched from the west and north. They were a natural obstacle preventing the prisoners from escaping.

  • 20.03.2020

    The beginnings of "Aktion Reinhardt"

    "Aktion Reinhardt" began on the night of 16/17 March 1942 with the liquidation of the ghetto in Podzamcze and the deportation of Jews to the death camp in Bełżec. It was a large-scale operation designed to exterminate the Jewish population, carried out as part of the plan for the so-called "final solution of the Jewish question" outlined by Nazi Germany.

  • 15.03.2020

    Virtual museum

    In the interests of the safety of employees, the State Museum at Majdanek will go completely into remote work from March 16, 2020. This means changing the way of contacting us.

  • 11.03.2020

    The Museum is closed until further notice

    We kindly inform you that the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór are closed to visitors from Thursday, March 12, until further notice.

  • 03.03.2020

    New Museum Council

    On March 3, the inaugural meeting of the new Council of the State Museum at Majdanek took place.

  • 29.01.2020

    Archival photographs of the death camp in Sobibór

    Several photographs taken in the German extermination camp in Sobibór by its crew members and discovered by the Bildungswerk Stanisław Hantz e. V. association (the so-called Niemann collection), will be on display documenting the history of the camp.

  • 11.12.2019

    I remember

    We are presenting an unusual film about a special place – its past and present, the tragic fate of the German concentration camp and the obligations of the museum created on its territory to the next generations.

  • 29.11.2019

    Conservation of artifacts from Sobibór

    In November, artifacts from the area of ​​the former German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór returned to the museum from conservation workshops. Currently, the collection of the State Museum at Majdanek includes over 11 000 objects from Sobibór, found during archaeological research conducted in the years 2000–2017.

  • 15.10.2019

    ON THE HISTORY OF POST-CAMP PLACES AND THE FUTURE OF MUSEUMS

    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.

  • 09.10.2019

    Anniversary of prisoners' revolt

    76 years ago, as a result of revolt, prisoners escaped from the German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór.

  • 07.10.2019

    MUSICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE ANNIVERSARY

    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.

  • 20.05.2019

    DESIGN COMPETITION OF THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM IN SOBIBÓR ADJUDICATED

    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.

  • 01.04.2019

    The new visual identification system of the Museum

    Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.

  • 27.03.2019

    Agreement on cooperation with the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

    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.

  • 12.03.2019

    Calendar of Museum events in 2019

    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.

  • 05.02.2019

    The report on the activities of the State Museum at Majdanek in 2018

    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.

  • 21.01.2019

    Design competition of the permanent exhibition „SS-SONDERKOMMANDO SOBIBOR". GERMAN DEATH CAMP

    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.

  • 08.01.2019

    Romuald Dylewski (1924-2019)

    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.

  • 05.11.2018

    Music to commemorate

    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.”

  • 22.10.2018

    “In Memory of the Holocaust Victims” concert

    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.

  • 21.10.2018

    Training for teachers ‘Tell about us, the nameless...’

    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.

  • 13.10.2018

    75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór

    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.

  • 09.10.2018

    75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór

    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.

  • 09.10.2018

    On the construction of a museum-memorial site in the area of the former German death camp in Sobibór

    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.

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