On February 17th, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec organized a methodical training on extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites. It was attended by 25 primary and secondary school teachers from the Zamość region.
On January 28, delegation from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington visited the Museum and Memorial Site in Belzec. Among the distinguished guests was director Sara J. Bloomfield, members of the Board with families, as well as a museum volunteer, survivor of the Holocaust, who was deported to the Auschwitz death camp in May 1944 from Hungary, Irene Weiss.
During the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum and memorial Site in Bełżec commemorated the murdered Jews.
We join the celebration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day again this year. The Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec invites to participate in the opening of an exhibition, historical workshops and a guided tour around the Museum on January 27.
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.
On December 5th, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec hosted teachers and educators from Ukraine, who arrived in the course of their annual study visit organized by the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies in Kiev.
On November 3, 2019, young people from Italy visited The Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec. Nearly 650 students from fourteen schools in Brescia and the surrounding area came to the Museum.
On 26 October 2017, the ceremony commemorating Roma and Sinti, the victims of German Nazi labour camp that operated in 1940, took place in Bełżec.
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.
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.
On September 23rd, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec organized a seminar "History - Education - Memory" - this is the third event whose aim is to present topics from the history of World War II, concerning the extermination of Jews, as well as museums in post-camp memorial sites. This year's seminar was held in September as part of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
From September 14 to 16, Poland hosted an official delegation from 13 most important institutions dealing with museums and places important to the memory of the Holocaust in France. The delegation included, among others, representatives of Memorial de la Shoah, The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, National Office for Veterans and Victims of War, Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Foundation of the Camp des Milles, The Maison d'Izieu Memorial.
On August 22 the Museum in Bełżec hosted educators from France. They came to Poland as part of an educational program organized by the Parisian Mémorial de la Shoah.
On August 16th, the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec hosted Lubliners from Israel. During the visit to the Museum, the guests got acquainted with the history of the Nazi German death camp in Bełżec and paid homage to those among the former Lublin residents who were murdered in the Bełżec death camp.
Young Germans, who in September start their volunteers’ programs in various institutions commemorating victims of the Second World War and social welfare centers in Europe and Israel visited the Museum and Memorial Site in Bełżec on August 1st.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.