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.
Once again, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec participates in the International Museum Day. Those who want to deepen their historical knowledge and get to know many interesting facts about the Nazi German Extermination Camp in Bełżec are welcome to come. Our doors are open for visitors on 17-19th May.
A few years of cooperation between the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec and Jan Zaomoyski Secondary School in Zamość resulted in great project that is held regularly during the spring. This year the meeting took place on 29th April. As part of the project, we organize interactive activities for young people entitled “History and annihilation of Jews from the area of Zamość”.
Modern, simple in form, and at the same time ambiguous. This is what the new logo of the State Museum at Majdanek looks like.
On March 26, Tomasz Kranz, director of the State Museum at Majdanek, and Andrzej Stankowsk, 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.
On March 20th, the participants of the Voluntary Labour Corps from Tomaszów Lubelski took part in a work camp organised at the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec.
77 years ago, on the March 17th, 1942, Nazi Germany started physical extermination of the Jews living on the territory of the General Government with deportations from Lublin to Lvov. These deportations were the beginning of ‘Aktion Reinhardt’.
European Day of the Righteous among the Nations was established in 2012 by European Parliament in order to commemorate those who, risking their lives saved Jews during World War II. Nowadays there are 6863 Poles honoured with the medal of Righteous among the Nations. Their names in The Avenue of the Righteous on the premises of Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem constitute the biggest group of the awarded among various nationalities.
On March 8, Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec was visited by the participants of the Polish nationwide science conference called ‘Disciplinary Procedures of Road Users to Implement Measures in Accordance with the Law.’
In February 2019, young people from Italy visited The Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec as a part of the ‘Memory train’ program.
On February 13, workshops for youth of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow took place at the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec.
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.
February 1, the youth from the Primary School No. 1 of Henryk Sienkiewicz in Przemyśl and School-nursery complex of Pope John Paul II in Bełżec paid respect to the victims of the Holocaust.
On January 9, the youth from Warstein in Germany visited the former transit ghetto in Izbica as well as the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec as a part of a study tour ’Spurensuche Nationalsozialismus’.
From year-to-year, we notice a stronger interest in the museum lessons organised by the Education Department of the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. In 2018, there were organised around 120 museum classes at the museum. Almost 3500 primary, middle and high school students from the whole Poland attended the lessons.
On November 7, employees of the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec took part in the opening of the temporary exhibition ‘Res non humana – an Inhuman Thing. German Occupation of the Zamość Region 1939-1944’ at the Stefan Batory Primary School No. 4.
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.”
On October 26, 2018, in Bełżec, celebrations commemorating Roma and Sinti, victims of German labour camp Bełżec of 1940, took place.
New educational activities dedicated to Polish, English and German participants have appeared in the educational offer of the Museum.
On October 24, students of the Stefan Batory Elementary School no. 4 in Zamość took part in the third workcamp at the Memorial Site in Bełżec.
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.
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.
On September 26, a study visit at the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec of students from the Konarski Secondary School in Rzeszów and from the Gymnasium and Stadtteilschule Finkenwerder in Hamburg took place.