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The State Museum of Majdanek, Lublin

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
See the intact gas chambers and crematoria at The State Museum of Majdanek, the best-preserved example of the Holocaust death camp. The permanent collection features archival photographs and rare items, such as shoes of adults and children and the uniforms the prisoners had to wear. Pass through parts of the barracks and along watchtowers and sentry boxes. See the two monuments erected in 1969 in honor of the victims--the monument to struggle and martyrdom, and the mausoleum made of surface soil mixed with human ashes. The visitor center sells museum guides, historical studies, memoirs, albums, and DVD films. Children under 14 are not permitted to visit the museum. Put The State Museum of Majdanek into our Lublin vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lublin.
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  • Majdanek death camp surely deserves a visit although it is not popular as other sites such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. The camp is well preserved and contains gas chambers and a crematorium (partially reco...  read more »
  • Took a day out of our week in Poland to drive over to Lublin and see Majdenek. The monument at the entrance is in need of maintenance (Beware of tripping over loose kerbs + paving) The visitor buildin...  read more »
  • Visited Majdanek from Krakow - a 4 hour hour drive each way. We used our Driver, Daniel, to do this....Well worth the effort! No where near as many tourists here + no rushed guided tours. Good to see ...  read more »
  • Feels almost strange to give 5 stars (or any stars) to a place like this considering the history that it has, but upon reflection, it is just the sort of review that it should get. This is the kind of 'tourist attraction' that everybody SHOULD see - a sombre and sobering experience that humbles you and puts you in your place fairly quickly. It is an experience should be kept alive as a constant reminder of the brutal and horrific side of history and human nature, but not only this - also as a testament to the power of life - to those people who persevered through such harrowing conditions with the sheer will to live on with such courage, such resolve, such determination. Whilst so many died at this death camp of course, and countless numbers are unknown, but the stories of how people did what they could and had to to just survive makes you realise how hope is a powerful thing. As others have said, it is not as 'complete' as other camps but the stark bleakness of the site and small numbers of visitors only helps to add to the feelings of desolation that make Majdanek so powerful.
  • Must see when in Lublin, and add Trawniki to it too.
  • You see how the Jews, Prisoners of war, and others suffered in the work camp. It's a really sad place, but an important and moving part of our history.
  • The atmosphere in this place just overwhelms you, seeing how well preserved the barracks are, knowing what happened in these places, it's really powerful. I would suggest everyone to visit Majdanek, it's one of the most powerful and interesting trips I have ever made. Everything is labeled in Polish, English and Hebraic. Just remember to take your time when visiting here, the more you are able to see the better.
  • Majdanek spoke no words, but just by looking at the concentration camps, execution ditches, mausoleums and crematorium, I was able to learn about the life of the jews under the nazis and how they suffered and were tortured. The sad story told by the survivor stands as a living testimony to what the jews had to go through during ww2-that families were torned apart and many people died of sickness even after the liberation. It was the perfect place experience the life of a jew and witness the brutality of the nazis
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