On July 8th, 2019 Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec hosted a group of participants of the postgraduate studies "Totalitarianism—Nazism—Holocaust" organized by the Auschwitz Museum in collaboration with the Pedagogical University of Kraków. The visits to the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec are cyclical. This is another edition of postgraduate studies in which we partner up with.
On June 13 and 14, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec organized ceremonies as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of German Nazi Concentration and Death Camps.
The Museum and Memorial Site in Belzec is an institution directly subordinated to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The unit was established in December 2003 as the Museum-Memorial Site in Bełżec as a branch of the State Museum at Majdanek. Since 2018, the institution has been functioning as the “Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. The Nazi German Extermination Camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek”.
As part of the celebrations of the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of German Nazi Concentration and Death Camps, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec invites you to attend lecture entitled “Holocaust Survivors from the Bełżec camp”.
During the period of November 2018 to May 2019 the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec was visited by 10 groups of German volunteers with about 250 participants.
On May 24th, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec hosted members of the "Janów" Association from Israel. Their stay in Poland was connected with the ceremony of unveiling the plaque that commemorate Jews murdered in Janów Lubelski during the Holocaust. During the visit to the Museum, the guests got acquainted with the history of the Nazi German death camp in Bełżec. They also have learned the story of Chaim Hirszman’s life, who was from Janów.
As part of cooperation between the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec and the Penitentiary Facility in Zamość, on the 17th of May first historical lecture for prisoners were held. The aim of joint programme of museum workers and prison service is to form proper moral and social attitude through teaching the history of Nazi German death camps.
The Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec as part of the celebrations of the International Museum Day has prepared a special offer for those interested in history of the Nazi German extermination camp in Bełżec.
On the 15th of May the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec together with the Tomaszów Lubelski Branch of the Pedagogical Library in Zamość and Bartosz Głowacki Secondary School Complex No. 1 in Tomaszów Lubelski participated in annual socio-educational action “Żonkile" (Daffodils). This edition coincided with the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Holocaust Memorial Day.
On the 10th of May 2019 the Władysław Broniewski Municipal Public Library in Lubaczów together with the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec participated in the action “Żonkile", coinciding with the Holocaust Memorial Day and the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
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’.
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.
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.