Language of Description: English
Country: Poland
  1. Relacje i wspomnienia

    • Testimonies and Memoirs

    Muzeum gromadzi wspomnienia (niemal 1500) i relacje (ponad 3500) byłych więźniów, członków obozowej i przyobozowej konspiracji, robotników przymusowych zatrudnionych przez niemieckie zakłady przemysłowe wykonujące prace na rzecz obozu. Większość tych dokumentów spisana jest w języku polskim, choć występują też wspomnienia i relacje w językach: niemieckim, angielskim, francuskim, rosyjskim, czeskim, hebrajskim i innych. Uzupełniają one dokumentację obozową i są ważnym materiałem pomocniczym w opracowywaniu historii KL Auschwitz.

  2. Akta miasta Piotrkowa

    • Files of the town of Piotrków Trybunalski

    The subcollection "Commissar and Administration of the town of Piotrków 1919-1945" in addition to documents generated by the German administration, also contains files of the Rada Starszych Gminy Żydowskiej (Committee of Elders of the Jewish Community). The documentation contained in this collection is extremely extensive and concerns all aspects of the daily life of the Jews under the German occupation of the town, their internal organization, and their attrition and exploitation through forced labour.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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.

  6. 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.

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

    • Panstwowe Muzeum na Majdanku
    • V
    • English
    • 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Studies

  17. The collection of announcements and leaflets

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. The collection of microfilms

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