Majdanek

Historic Site in Lublin

Majdanek extermination camp, where tens of thousands of people, mainly Jews, were murdered by the Germans during WWII, lies on the outskirts of Lublin – guard towers and barbed-wire fences interrupting the suburban sprawl are disquieting. Allow half a day for the 5km walk around the camp; if pushed for time, visit the historical exhibition in building 62, the photographic display in building 45, and the skin-crawlingly chilling gas chambers. Majdanek is 4km southeast of the Krakowska Gate: take bus 23.

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