Majdanek - German Nazi concentration and extermination camp (1941-1944)

Majdanek - German Nazi concentration and extermination camp (1941-1944)

The story about how the camp operated is a history of cruelty and inhuman acts, but it is also a story of the extraordinary strength of humanity, struggle for survival and hope in spite of everything.

The Lublin concentration camp, known as Majdanek, was the second largest Nazi camp in occupied Europe. Founded in 1941, it operated until the day of liberation of Lublin in July 1944. On the grounds of today’s State Museum, the buildings of the camp with the prisoners’ barracks, warehouses, a bunker with gas chambers and a crematorium building have been partially preserved.

The walk around the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and death camp Majdanek concerns the darkest pages of European history. The purpose of visiting this place is not only to learn about the history of felony but above all to honour the memory of its victims. The story about how the camp operated is a history of cruelty and inhuman acts, but it is also a story of the extraordinary strength of humanity, struggle for survival and hope in spite of everything.

Practical information:

  • This walk is not available for children under 13 years of age.

About Tour

Language:
Polish, English
Theme:
Specialised tour
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration:
up to 3 hours
Tour length:
1 km
Number of people:
1-30
Price:
  • 1-10 people: 350 PLN
  • 10-20 people: 450 PLN
  • 20-30 people: 500 PLN
For children
For adults
For seniors
For the physically handicapped
For animals

Joanna Krauze

Joanna Krauze

I ‘m a graduate of political science, Jewish studies and psychology of social communication. I live in Lublin by heart and being a guide is my passion. I’m a member of the “Well of Memory” Association and a collaborator of the “Grodzka Gate — NN Theater” Center on a daily basis. As a scholarship holder of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I did part of my studies in Tel Aviv. I work in the ROOTKA tourist office as a guide. I give tours of memorial sites such as: The State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum — Memorial Site in Bełżec. In my spare time, I carry out educational projects concerning the history, heritage and memory of Lublin Jews. I collaborated with the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Center for Civic Education Foundation. During my walks, I would like to present and explain the history and Jewish heritage of the Lublin region.