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  • 29.04.2015

    Museum lesson about hope that helped survive the worst

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    On April 28, 2015, the State Museum at Majdanek was visited by the pupils from the 1st junior high school in Lublin, who participated in this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day and listened to a lecture on the ghetto in Warsaw and its relationship with the KL Lublin camp. The goal of the educational visit was to broaden their knowledge about the topic through acknowledging them with the biography of Halina Birenbaum, one of the few survivors among those deported from the ghetto in Warsaw to the concentration camp at Majdanek.

  • 28.04.2015

    The visit of His Excellency the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the State Museum at Majdanek [PMM]

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    On 28 April, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Jakub Karfik, PhD, met with Danuta Olesiuk, the Deputy Director of PMM. After the conversation concerning, i.e. the international theatrical project “Lustig Train – Freedom Train 2015”, the ambassador visited the museum archive where he looked into the Death Book of 1942 and then he visited the museum exhibitions and historical buildings.

  • 27.04.2015

    The cooperation of the State Museum at Majdanek with the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica

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    The State Museum at Majdanek has become the partner of the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica at executing the international project "Haviva Reick – Return to European Remembrance," which is supported by the European programme "Europe for Citizens."

  • 27.04.2015

    Her Excellency the Ambassador of Israel visited the State Museum at Majdanek [PMM]

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    On 27 April, the State Museum at Majdanek hosted the Ambassador of Israel, Anna Azari. After the meeting with Tomasz Kranz, the Museum Director, the Ambassador visited the multimedia historical exhibition “The Prisoners of Majdanek” and historical buildings.

  • 24.04.2015

    Daimler AG trainees at Majdanek

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    The State Museum at Majdanek actively supports the new educational programme for trainees from different German companies who are sent to Polish institutions and organizations cooperating with the Association Action Reconciliation/Service for Peace. Its goal is to enable young people trained in German companies to broaden intellectual horizons, gain some experience abroad and acquire additional knowledge of the contemporary history of Germany.

  • 21.04.2015

    The next edition of the workcamp in the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec [MMPB]

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    On April 20, at the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec,the next edition of the workcamp was carried out in cooperation with the Volunteer Centre Association in Zamość.

  • 21.04.2015

    Japanese delegation at Majdanek

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    On 21 April Toshiko Ito, the representative of the Japanese organization IPIL-IPIL NO KAI, visited the State Museum at Majdanek. In 2004, during the 60th anniversary of the liquidation of the concentration camp at Majdanek, she and a group of volunteers planted the Japanese cherry on the Museum grounds.

  • 21.04.2015

    Historical exhibition catalogue – a new Museum publication

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    The Museum issued a catalogue accompanying the historical exhibition "Prisoners of Majdanek". It is primarily a practical guide of the exhibition and also a record of the camp reality seen through the eyes of people who were detained in KL Lublin.

  • 20.04.2015

    Holocaust Remembrance Day at the State Museum at Majdanek.

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    On April 19 – the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the State Museum at Majdanek took part in the celebration of the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity.

  • 10.04.2015

    Traces of the Holocaust in the imaginarium of the Polish culture

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    Between March 30 – April 2, 2015, the Holocaust Remembrance Research Team from the Institute of Polish Culture in the University of Warsaw organised a seminar at the State Museum at Majdanek. The project called “Traces of Holocaust in the imaginarium of the Polish culture” included a study tour around the outdoor and historical exhibitions, meetings, presentations and debates with members of the staff of the Department of Collections, Archives, as well as Education and Exhibition Departments, which concerned the history of the Museum, current exhibitions, conservation problems, and the issues of influence and perception of the memorial site by present-day visitors.

  • 31.03.2015

    Easter opening hours of the State Museum at Majdanek and its branches

    On Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday (April 4–6), the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek and the barracks with historical exhibition is closed. The Museum grounds and historical objects are available to visitors.

  • 31.03.2015

    New elements of the museum exhibition

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    The Museum has uncovered a fragment of the historical camp road that was built by the Majdanek prisoners with tombstones from Jewish cemeteries in Lublin. Apart from that in one of the exhibition barracks, there is a presentation on the history of Lublin of the occupation time.

  • 28.03.2015

    A teenager’s diary written at the camp

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    On March 24, a group of students from High School No. 1 in Siedlce took part in the educational workshops based on Jadwiga Ankiewicz’s biography. She was a 17-year-old inmate at Majdanek. During her 4-month stay in KL Lublin, Jadwiga was keeping a journal, in which she was describing the reality in the camp in her own, subjective way. Fortunately, while having been discharged from the camp, she avoided a search and carried her diary away from the camp under the lining of her coat. In 1998, the original diary was handed over to the Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek by Jadwiga’s family.

  • 28.03.2015

    Camp memories sounded during the Way of the Cross at Majdanek

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    On March 27, the Way of the Cross started from the Gate-Monument. It has been organized by the Youth Chaplaincy of Lublin Archdiocese and the State Museum at Majdanek for the 16th time.

  • 27.03.2015

    Joint learning and commemorating the past

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    On March 19 and 20, a group of German teenagers from Gesamtschule in Schermbeck, together with the Polish teenagers from High School no. 5 in Lublin, took part in the educational project devoted to the history of the KL Lublin that was held at the State Museum at Majdanek.


  • 27.03.2015

    Teenagers from Ukraine commemorated the murdered Jews

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    On March 22, 2015, at the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec [MMPB] a ceremony was held to commemorate the murdered Jews of Żółkiew and Rawa Ruska. On this day, MMPB hosted 45 students from Ukraine along with their teachers.

  • 24.03.2015

    History that provokes questions

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    March 15-19, 2015, the historical workshops took place at the Museum at Majdanek together with students of the Lower-Secondary School Bethel named after Friedrich von Bodelschwingh in Bielefeld and students from the High School No 5 in Lublin. The aim of the workshops was to explore the history of the German occupation in the Lublin region, especially at Majdanek concentration camp.

  • 24.03.2015

    A lecture for the University of the Third Age students

    On March 19, 2015, about 40 students from the University of the Third Age in Tomaszów Lubelski took part in the lecture delivered by the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec employee. The lecture was devoted to the post-war history of the grounds of the former concentration camp in Bełżec.

  • 24.03.2015

    Camp memories will sound during the Way of the Cross at Majdanek

    The sound of the Peace Bell will traditionally mark the beginning of the Way of the Cross at the area of the former concentration camp at Majdanek. The procession will start from the Gate-Monument on March 27, at 6 p.m.

  • 11.03.2015

    The State Museum at Majdanek and the Open University of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Work in tandem



    The Open University of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the State Museum at Majdanek invite you for the free lectures aimed at lower-secondary and secondary students, which concern the history of the Majdanek concentration camp. The lessons, in the form of 45-minute lectures given by the workers of the State Museum at Majdanek, take place in the buildings of the Catholic University of Lublin.

  • 11.03.2015

    The youth from seven countries met in Bełżec

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    “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY,” this is the title of the international historic meeting organized by Zamojskie Centrum Wolontariatu [the Volunteer Centre in Zamość]. The group of its participants consisted in the youth, the representatives of youth and non-governmental organizations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Rumania, Turkey, Hungary and Poland. All together, they improved their knowledge about the events that took place in the Second World War in the Zamość Region.

  • 03.03.2015

    The new museum online bookshop

    Over 100 various titles are available in the new museum online bookshop. Among them there are mainly publications documenting the history of the German concentration camp at Majdanek and the death camps in Bełżec and Sobibór. These are the latest findings, anthologies of the memories of people who lived at that time and sources editions.



  • 27.02.2015

    Session of the Council of the State Museum at Majdanek

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    On February 27 the last session of the MuseumCouncil in this term took place. The Chairman of the Council, Prof. Andrzej Stępnik, summed up the results of the Museum work during the past 4 years: “I would like to notice that the Museum advanced as a centre of research on contemporary history, as well as history teaching. This period of time was very fruitful. Universities are going through a severe slump – there are no funds, students turn their back on history, there are only few World War II historians (…). The Museum took over many research tasks that earlier were assigned to universities. I was impressed when I participated in the promotion of the journal ‘Zeszyty Majdanka.’ These publications differ from those in bookstores – these are erudite research papers.”

  • 25.02.2015

    “Practical commemoration” project awarded a Dr. Selig Auerbach prize

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    A cyclical educational project called “Practical commemoration” carried out at the State Museum at Majdanek by students from the Gesamtschule Waltrop was awarded a Dr. Selig Auerbach prize. It has been awarded schools by the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Recklinghausen (North Rhine-Westphalia) since 2006. The prize is granted for the best project in making the Holocaust history more accessible, commemorating the Nazi victims, Jewish culture and religion, and Christian-Jewish relations. It will be officially awarded in March in the town hall of Recklinghausen.

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