22 February 2018
GERMAN NAZI CRIMES AGAINST JEWS WHO ESCAPED FROM THE GHETTOES
The situation of Polish Jews in German Nazi-occupied Poland has been the subject of thousands of research projects and interpretations. One of the fundamental texts to which many scholars refer is the article by Szymon Datner, German...
15 November 2017
This book offers an extensive introduction and 13 diverse essays on how World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath affected Jewish families and Jewish communities, with an especially close look at the roles played by women, youth, and children.
Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe, themes...
15 November 2017
On 14 November, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and his Wife took part in the official opening of the permanent exhibition „What we were unable to shout out to the world”, presenting original documents from the Underground Archive...
"Museums and their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History." International conference, 13-15 March 2017
08 November 2017
Divided memories are characteristic of post-communist Europe and in other regions that have experienced totalitarian regimes, wars, mass violence (ethnic cleansing, population transfers), radical border changes, and other disruptions. The present day brings additional tensions: liberal...
New publications by the State Museum at Majdanek include Dariusz Libionka's monograph on Operation Reinhard
29 June 2017
Professor Libionka's book-length study, Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie, has been published by the State Museum at Majdanek. Available in English are Robert Kuwałek's study, Death Camp in Bełżec (2016), and the detailed exhibition catalog Districts of Extermination: Ghettos for Jews in...
23 June 2017
Director Mieczkowska discusses the remarkable Russo-Byzantine frescos in Lublin and present research being conducted on them, as well as her museum's current exhibitions and major renovation plans for 2018.
Alan Lockwood: It will be important to discuss your museum's history and its current...
28 May 2017
At age 89, Zbigniew Brzeziński has died, one of the most influential political thinkers and strategists of US foreign policy, the former national security adviser in the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Brzeziński used to say he’s an American whose heart remained in Poland.
22 May 2017
The album “The Lost World” is a journey in time to the world which does no longer exist. The journey begins with a photograph of Luboml, a small town in eastern Poland where nearly 95% of the population were Jews.
The last photograph in the album is a fascinating portrait of Zuzanna...