Archival Descriptions

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Holding Institution: Panstwowe Muzeum na Majdanku
  1. The Society for the Protection of Majdanek (since 1945)

    The fund numbers 993 units and includes the materials documenting the activities of the Society for the Protection of Majdanek.

  2. Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission to Examine Crimes in the Area of the Concentration Camp at Majdanek (1944)

    Part of the materials collected in connection with the activities of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission, mainly reports documenting the work of the commission (like the inspection of the area of the former camp and witness interrogation reports).

  3. NKVD camp

    The materials, most of which are photocopies, are connected with the NKVD camp functioning in the area of Majdanek from autumn 1944.

  4. Women’s Auxiliary Army Service (1942-1944)

    The records of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Service, the organization which operated from 1942 at the Headquarters of the Home Army in the Lublin District. Most documents are connected with the organizational issues of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Service.

  5. OPUS - Central Underground Care (1943-1944)

    The records of OPUS Central Underground Care include the reports from the Lublin district of the Home Army concerning the activity of the occupational authorities, such as reports from arrests of the Home Army soldiers and the financial situations of their families. This fund also includes the reports drawn up on the basis of the information about the situation in the camp provided by the Home Army soldiers imprisoned at Majdanek, and lists of prisoners’ names. The OPUS documents arrived at the Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek in 1971.

  6. Polish Red Cross – Lublin District (1939-1946)

    The records of the Polish Red Cross handed over to the Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek in 1957. The materials are connected with the activity of the Polish Red Cross in the Lublin district in the years 1939-1946. They include: the personal records of the prisoners of Majdanek and the Lublin Castle, who received parcels from their families by hand of the Polish Red Cross; postcards confirming the receipt of the parcels; lists of Polish soldiers who were wounded or killed in 1939; and a register of former forced labourers, people coming back from the camps, refugees and foreigners lo...

  7. Einsatz Reinhardt – Materiallager Chopinstr. 27

    The fund numbers 13 units, most of which contain the books of the warehouses at 27 Chopin Street, where stolen Jewish property was stored as well as the lists of valuables and money taken away from the Jews imprisoned at Majdanek. Apart from the books, the fund includes the orders placed by occupational offices and individual people for different things stored in the warehouses as well as the receipts.

  8. KL Lublin Administration 1941-1944

    Records created by the offices of the concentration camp at Majdanek in the years 1941-1944. The fund numbers 318 units, in which 17700 various documents are stored, such as: personal records of the prisoners and crew members, orders of release, reports of incoming transports, lists, prisoners’ sickness cards and work cards, cloths and money registers, and death books.

  9. Legacies

    The materials handed over by the former prisoners, collected after the war. They document individual people’s activities aiming at commemorating camp victims (correspondence with other prisoners from Poland and abroad, journalistic and educational activity, press materials).

  10. The collection of video recordings

    The Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek posseses 410 recordings presenting the accounts of the former prisoners, important museum events, and TV materials made for the purpose of educational programmes about the Second World War.

  11. A collection of records of the Association of the Former Prisoners of the Lublin Castle and Pod Zegarem prison

    The collection includes both original documents concerning the prisoners of the Lublin Castle and the copies of archival materials as well as photographs and evoked sources like surveys and prisoners’ accounts.

  12. Trial records

    A collection of materials connected with the trials of the Majdanek crew members, such as copies of trial records, interrogation reports, conclusions of judgments.

  13. The collection of photocopies

    The collection of the museum’s own materials and the ones acquired from other archives in Poland and abroad.

  14. The collection of microfilms

    Microfilmed documents from the museum’s own archives and other archives in Poland and abroad.

  15. The collection of photographs

    The photography collection of the Archives of the State Museum at Majdanek numbers over 14 thousand photos showing: - The area of the former camp - Individual camp buildings - Camp prisoners (acquired after the war) - Crew members - Lublin in the times of German occupation A big part of the collection documents important events in the life of the museum, such as commemorative events, the Majdanek Days, exhibition opening days, visits by distinguished representatives of the world of culture and politics. Another group of photographs includes the photos which were found at Majdanek. They were...

  16. The collection of materials connected with the Nazi prison at the Lublin Castle (1939-1944)

    A small collection numbering 16 units includes mainly the materials connected with the prisoners of the Lublin castle and a list of names of prison division IV, the so called Book of division IV.

  17. The collection of announcements and leaflets

    Announcements, leaflets and propaganda posters issued by the occupational authorities and people’s government.

  18. Studies

  19. Maps of the concentration camp at Majdanek and the maps of the museum

    The collection numbers 48 maps of the camp at Majdanek and 112 maps of the area and buildings of the museum.

  20. Audio recordings

    The collection numbers 502 recordings. Apart from the former prisoners’ accounts, it includes recordings documenting important museum events and radio broadcasts devoted to the history of the camp at Majdanek and the museum itself.