Majdanek Death Camp – Holocaust Tour

Guided tour of Majdanek – or KL Lublin – a former Nazi concentration and extermination camp built and operated by the SS on the outskirts of the city of Lublin.

Majdanek was one of the largest Nazi concentration camps, and the most primitive one. 150 000 persons from 30 countries and of 54 nationalities passed through it. About 80 000 died.

It was one of six killing centers (with Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bełżec, Sobibór, Treblinka and Chełmno) used by the Nazis to exterminate European Jews. And today it`s the only one with gas chambers preserved in their original condition.

Unlike what happened in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazis had no time to evacuate the camp or to burn it and destroy the evidence. It was liberated by the Red Army as early as in July 1944 and the Museum began operating in November 1944 as the world’s first institution dedicated to the Second World War and the commemoration of its victims.

Because it was captured whole, visitors to Majdanek see far more than they might see at Auschwitz-Birkenau itself. Personally, I find Majdanek more powerful, more actual and more real. It`s not been commercialized like Auschwitz-Birkenau, thus touring it is a more intimate experience.

The tour will commence with collecting you from your accommodation in a comfortable car or minivan. Driving time to Majdanek is ca. 2,5 hours. I`m usually using that time for detailed introduction to Holocaust story.

In Majdanek we will see more than 70 preserved buildings, including original gas chambers. In one barrack a collection of 70 000 shoes is presented. They belonged to Jewish victims of also Treblinka, Bełżec and Sobibór camps. In the city of Lublin and in Majdanek the warehouses of Aktion Reinhard were located, where clothing and valuables taken from murdered Jews were delivered, sorted and stored.

At the end of the tour, we will walk to the mausoleum – a mound containing human ashes gathered from the grounds of the former camp after its liberation in 1944. They are deposited in the vicinity of the crematorium and the execution ditches where in just one day, on November 3rd 1943, more than 18 000 Jews were shot. It was part of operation code-named Erntefest – the largest one-time genocidal operation of the Second World War.

How it works?

9-10 hrs

Meeting point:
at a place convenient to you: your hotel, airport, train station etc.

3200 złoty – maximum 4 persons (5-seat car)
3700 złoty – 5-6 persons (mini-van)
4300 złoty – 7-19 persons (bus)
4800 złoty – 20 persons and more

What`s included:
Guiding service
Car service
parking fees

Extra expenses:

If you like this tour, just drop me a message with your preferred date and time. Let me also know how many of you are coming and where are you staying in Warsaw.