Archival Descriptions

Holding Institution: Panstwowe Muzeum na Majdanku close
  1. Former prisoners’ diaries, accounts, and questionnaires

    Post-war sources: - accounts by former Majdanek prisoners (VII/M – 777 units) - accounts by former prisoners of the Lublin Castle (VII/Z – 74 units) - recollections concerning the occupation in the Lublin region (VII/O – 259 units) Moreover, the collection includes: - questionnaires of the former prisoners (VII/133 - 56 units – 12942 questionnaires) - personal questionnaires of the former prisoners (VII/134 – 44 units) - interrogation reports of the District Commission for the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes in Poland (VII/135 – 257 units)

  2. Outside records (1941-1944)

    The records connected with the camp at Majdanek produced by different offices functioning in the Lublin region during the German occupation. The group of the most important materials in this collection includes notifications of prisoners’ deaths sent by the camp headquarters to Lublin’s Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic parishes (2777 documents) and orders of release from the camp issued by order police in 1944 (81 documents). The collection numbers 60 units.

  3. Private documents belonging to the prisoners (1813-1946)

    • Panstwowe Muzeum na Majdanku
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    • 1813-1946
    • The materials were divided into two groups: V-1 (a collection of documents with the names of people put in alphabetical order – 1244 documents in 29 units) and V-2 (systematized by nationalities, without names – 809 documents in 28 units).

    After the camp was liquidated some private documents were found in the area. The materials were divided into two groups: V-1 (a collection of documents with the names of people put in alphabetical order – 1244 documents in 29 units) and V-2 (systematized by nationalities, without names – 809 documents in 28 units). Among other things, the collection includes identification cards, passports, school certificates, photographs, letters, official correspondence, acts of legal assignments, notebooks, prescriptions, etc. One of the most important documents is “Marylka’s Diary”, a diary of a young ...

  4. The Archives of Prisoner Organizations (1942-1944)

    A significant part of the collection is secret letters, mainly addressed to families, written by prisoners in the years 1942-1944. Apart from illegal correspondence, the collection includes official postcards, which were allowed from spring 1943. The materials in this collection were handed over by the former prisoners and their families. They document the situation in the camp at different times of its functioning as well as prisoner self-help and camp resistance movement.

  5. Private documents of crew members and German soldiers (1939-1944)

    They include official identification cards, military IDs, private correspondence and diaries with some notes inside. While this collection was being compiled, it turned out that most documents did not belong to the camp crew, but to the German soldiers who were taken prisoners by the Soviets during Lublin battles. They were kept in a makeshift POW camp organized on one of the prisoner fields at Majdanek.