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  • 23.09.2014

    Museum closed on September 27 and 28

              Due to works related with the construction of new water supply system, the Museum will be closed at the weekend, September 27 and 28.

             We are sorry for any inconvenience.

  • 17.09.2014

    Historical discovery in Sobibór

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    Location of the building housing the gas chambers has been found during archaeological research conducted on the grounds of the former German death camp in Sobibór. The chambers were blown up in 1943 when the Sobibór camp was liquidated. Numerous fragments of their foundations were uncovered.Tomasz Kranz, director of the Museum at Majdanek, stressed that uncovering the remnants of the Sobibór gas chambers was a historic event: “The whole former camp is one huge crime scene, but of the special documentary value are places related directly to the extermination: road which Jews covered to gas chambers (the so called hosepipe – “Schlauch”), extermination site, and mass graves with ashes of the victims.”

  • 16.09.2014

    Promotion of the album “Every Victim Has a Name”

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    A presentation of the temporary exhibition prepared by the employees of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec took place on September 11, 2014, in Książnica Zamojska [Zamość Library]. The exhibition was accompanied by a meeting promoting a new museum publication – the album “Every Victim Has a Name” by Ewa Koper.

  • 16.09.2014

    Lublin Festival of Science at Majdanek

    Once again the State Museum at Majdanek takes part in the Lublin Science Festival. This year it is for the 9th time. The institution has prepared five projects for nearly 1800 participants, which will be carried out from 21 to 25 September.

  • 11.09.2014

    The volunteer from Germany at the State Museum at Majdanek

    This year their volunteering programme completed Pascal Merten. We are extremely grateful for his presence and the successful cooperation. A few reflections about his stay in Lublin.

  • 08.09.2014

    Restrictions of movement in the State Museum at Majdanek in relation to the construction works

    Temporary restrictions concerning the pedestrian and vehicle traffic over the area of the State Museum at Majdanek are introduced in relation to the construction works.

  • 02.09.2014

    Restoration works at the Museum at Majdanek, the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec and the Museum of the Former Death Camp in Sobibór


    Please be aware that due to modernization and restoration works at our Museum and its branches in Bełżec and Sobibór, there will be following access restrictions for visitors:

    - at the Museum at Majdanek: earthworks connected with the modernization of water supply systems are being conducted, therefore, there will be temporary access restrictions on the whole area of the Museum – currently, part of the car park next to the entrance to the exhibition is being closed, so please use the two other car parks,

    - at the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec: due to flooring restoration works, the access to the area of the Monument (Ohel Niche and Crevasse) will be restricted in September.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause.

  • 23.07.2014

    70th anniversary of the liquidation of the concentration camp at Majdanek

    On July 22, 1944, the concentration camp at Majdanek was eventually liquidated. “70 years have passed since these events. It is a lot of time. Fortunately, those who can bear a testimony to what happened in the nearby prisoner fields and execution ditches are still alive. But the witnesses can also ask us if their voice goes from generation to generation,” said director Tomasz Kranz.

  • 21.07.2014

    „The Prisoners of Majdanek” – a new historical exhibition

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    July 22, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the concentration camp at Majdanek. Prepared for this occasion, the exhibition evokes the memory of its prisoners. The individual life stories of the people who were victims of the Nazi persecution and extermination policies make up the history of the Majdanek camp.

  • 16.07.2014

    The exhibition “The Prisoners of Majdanek” – presentation for journalists

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    The new temporary museum exhibition “The Prisoners of Majdanek” will be opened for visitors from July 22. However, the representatives of the media in Lublin have already had an opportunity to become acquainted with the exhibition.

  • 15.07.2014

    Workshops for the volunteers from the Association Action Reconciliation/Service for Peace

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    The educational seminar entitled "The history and remembrance"took place between July 14and 18 at theState Museum at Majdanek. The members of the Association tookpart in it. The main objectives of the seminar were to make volunteers from Germany familiar with the history ofthe German occupation in the Lublin District and to discuss the senseof commemoration and remembering the victims of the Nazi occupation for people nowadays.

  • 27.06.2014

    70th anniversary of the liquidation of KL Lublin

    The State Museum at Majdanek invites to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the camp liquidation It starts on July 22 at 1 p.m. The agenda includes opening of a new exhibition “The Prisoners of Majdanek.” This year’s ceremony takes place at the square in front of the Mausoleum.

  • 26.06.2014

    Remembrance for reconciliation – intercultural workshops

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    Between June 16 and 18, 2014, students from the Junior High School No. 24 in Lublin and the Georg Büchner Junior High School in Darmstadt participated in the intercultural workshops on the history of the German occupation in the Lublin region and particularly on the fates of prisoners of the concentration camp KL Lublin. The programme in the Museum at Majdanek was preceded by classes which aimed at acquainting students with each other and integrating the participants of the project.

  • 26.06.2014

    King of the Netherlands saw the project of the new museum in Sobibór

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    24 czerwca w Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego wiceminister Piotr Żuchowski zaprezentował królowi Niderlandów Willemowi Alexandrowi oraz jego żonie, królowej Mazimie, projekt nowego muzeum na terenie byłego niemieckiego obozu zagłady w Sobiborze. W spotkaniu uczestniczył dyrektor Państwowego Muzeum na Majdanku Tomasz Kranz.

  • 26.06.2014

    Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Museum in Bełżec

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    The ceremony organized by the American Jewish Committee on June, 25, 2014, reminded of the 10th anniversary of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec. Tomasz Kranz, the head of the State Museum at Majdanek, underlined that the former German death camp in Bełżec is a special place - the third biggest cemetery of the Second World War and also a memorial considered to be the one of the most touching architectonic-sculptural compositions which were created on grounds of the former death camps. The monument – thanks to “its unusual power of expression – contributes to our confrontation not only with the events that happened in Bełżec 72 years ago, but also with the whole heritage of the Holocaust.”

  • 26.06.2014

    Museum at Majdanek. 70 years on camera

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    On 70th anniversary of its establishing, the State Museum at Majdanek moves to the centre of Lublin. A photography exhibition devoted to the Museum’s activity has already been presented at Łokietek Square.

  • 13.06.2014

    The State Museum at Majdanek has won the Wawrzyn Pawła Konrada prize

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    We have a great pleasure to inform that the State Museum at Majdanek received the Paweł Konrad’s Laurel award. The publication Krwawa środa. 3 listopada 1943 w pamięci świadków [Bloody Wednesday. November 3, 1943 According to the Memories of Witnesses] edited by Beata Siwek-Ciupak and Kamila Czuryszkiewicz was awarded “The Book of the Year 2013” in the category Lublin - monograph.

  • 12.06.2014

    New museum publication – an album devoted to the victims of the Bełżec death camp

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    In the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec the album, which summarizes several years’ research works conducted by the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec, was published. Ewa Koper’s publication entitled “Every Victim Has Its Name” commemorates 750 people who were murdered in the Bełżec extermination camp. Their fate was illustrated by 260 photographs published in the book.

  • 09.06.2014

    Robert Kuwałek (1966-2014)

    It is with great sadness that we received the news that Robert Kuwałek, employee of the Research Department of the State Museum at Majdanek, outstanding specialist in history of the Holocaust and fates of Jewish population in the Lublin region, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2014.

    He left his wife and daughter.

  • 04.06.2014

    Conference on monumental sculptures - 10th anniversary of the Museum in Bełżec


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    Osiem referatów, panel dyskusyjny i oddanie hołdu ofiarom obozu zagłady w Bełżcu. 10. rocznicę powstania Muzeum – Miejsca Pamięci w Bełżcu upamiętni konferencja naukowa pt. „Sztuka pamięci. Rzeźba pomnikowa w miejscach Zagłady w Polsce”. Odbędzie się ona 3 czerwca 2014 roku w siedzibie MMPB, gdzie znajduje się jeden z najbardziej poruszających pomników Zagłady w Europie.

  • 01.06.2014

    Youth from Belarus commemorate Majdanek’s victims

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    On May 27, the group of Belarusian students of the Junior Secondary School No. 1 in Baranovichi, Belarus who take part in exchange with students from Secondary School No. 4 in Lublin visited the State Museum at Majdanek.

  • 01.06.2014

    Historical exhibition at the Bełżec Memorial closed on June 3

    On June 3, the historical exhibition, information point and the office of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec will be closed. The grounds of the commemoration can be visited between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause.

  • 01.06.2014

    The 10th anniversary of the Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec


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    The Museum – Memorial Site in Bełżec was founded on June 3, 2004, as a branch of the Sate Museum at Majdanek in Lublin. The then president of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, took part in the celebration of that event. For nearly 10 years, until the end of the year 2013, the Museum has been visited by over 300 thousand people, with foreign visitors consisting 20%.

  • 01.06.2014

    Conference on monumental sculptures - 10th anniversary of the Museum in Bełżec


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    Osiem referatów, panel dyskusyjny i oddanie hołdu ofiarom obozu zagłady w Bełżcu. 10. rocznicę powstania Muzeum – Miejsca Pamięci w Bełżcu upamiętni konferencja naukowa pt. „Sztuka pamięci. Rzeźba pomnikowa w miejscach Zagłady w Polsce”. Odbędzie się ona 3 czerwca 2014 roku w siedzibie MMPB, gdzie znajduje się jeden z najbardziej poruszających pomników Zagłady w Europie.

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