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.
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.
Since 2013, the State Museum at Majdanek has been undisputed leader in the Lublin region. For the next time we have been rewarded with the Travellers’ Choice Attractions Award given by the users of TripAdvisor® – the world’s largest travel sites.
On August, 11, 2018, in Memorial Site in Bełżec, an exceptional meeting of two families – descendants of Maciej and Cecylia Brogowski from Bełżec and members of Irena Sznycer’s family took place.
The State Museum at Majdanek has just released its recent publication on the subject of education at memorial sites. The publication 'Pedagogy of remembrance. Theory and practice of education in martyrological museums', edited by Tomasz Kranz, contains materials from the international conference organised by the State Museum at Majdanek in October 2017.
On August 23, 2018, teachers and educators from France visited the Museum - Memorial Site in Bełżec. The French came to Poland as a part of an educational program prepared by Memorial de la Shoah in Paris in cooperation with several Polish institutions.
The State Museum at Majdanek cordially invites teachers from primary, middle and high schools to the third edition of methodological training for extracurricular historical education in post-camp memorial sites: ‘Tell about us, nameless...’ It will take place on 6th of October, 2018 at the Visitor Service Centre of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin.
Students from the State Police School in Hamburg visited a few museums and historical sites commemorating the victims of World War II and Nazi crimes. Their visit was related to the events from 76 years, when the Hamburg Reserve Police Battalion 101 started its monstrous activity in the Zamość region.
On June 4, 2018, on the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec, the 2nd Workshop ‘History-Education-Memory’ was held.
On 29 May, 2018, the awarded students participated in the educational trip to Lublin. The common trip was the main award for those acquainted with a dramatic visage of the Second World War through the history of their own families. The daylong stay aimed to emphasize the importance of memory, continuance and the value of preservation of the historical objects. All those elements are clearly visible in the 700-year history of Lublin.
On May 26, the Museum - Memorial Site in Bełżec was visited by participants of the 37th Conference of the Polish-German Textbook Commission of UNESCO Historians and Geographers entitled ‘Second World War in historical education in Poland and Germany: knowledge, teaching methods and forms of presentation’, which took place in Zamość.