17 Dec 75th anniversary of the Liquidation of the Podzamcze Ghetto in Lublin
The Mayor of the City of Lublin Dr Krzysztof Żuk, together with the Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre would like to invite everyone to the Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Liquidation of the Podzamcze Ghetto in Lublin, which will be held on the 16 March 2017 as part of the 75th anniversary of the commencement of Operation Reinhard, which led to the Mass Extermination of Polish Jews, organized by the Third Reich.
The liquidation of the Podzamcze ghetto in Lublin started at night, between the 16th and 17th of March 1942, with the first transport of 1,400 people to the death camp in Bełżec. By mid-April 1942, approximately 28,000 Jews were deported there. 16 March is considered the beginning of Operation Reinhardt, which led to the Jewish Holocaust in the territory of the General Government.
10 am – representatives of the city authorities and Lublin school youth will walk along the Lublin. Memory of the Holocaust Memory Trail to the Umschlagplatz memorial site (start: Tysiąclecia Street, left of the Castle Hill, the site of the demolished Maharshal Synagogue)
6 pm – the Mystery of Light and Darkness (Grodzka Gate, 21 Grodzka Street)
Moreover, the Well of Memory Association will give guided walks along the Lublin. Memory of the Holocaust Memory Trail on the 18th and 19th of March 2017. All inhabitants of Lublin are warmly welcome to participate.
A new remembrance trail commemorating the destruction of the Jewish community of Lublin has been designed by the Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The trail indicates the ghetto boundaries and the last route of Lublin Jews, leading them to the Umschlagplatz, or reloading place, from which 28 thousand men, women and children were deported to the Bełżec Death Camp between 17 March and 14 April 1942, as part of the Operation Reinhard. The trail also features other areas, hitherto unmarked, such as the Jewish Quarter in Wieniawa, the Majdan Tatarski Ghetto and the death site of the orphanage children and teachers.
Moreover, an art installation, entitled the Non/Remembrance has been created at the Umschlagplatz Memorial Site, located at the area of the former city slaughterhouse.
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Invitation from the Majdanek State Museum
The opening of an exhibition devoted to the persecutions and extermination of Lublin Jews, entitled The Districts of Extermination, will be held by the Majdanek State Museum at the Crown Tribunal on 16 March at 4:30. The catalogue of the exhibition will also be presented.
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Majdanek State Museum are organising ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first mass deportations of Jews to the German Nazi Death Camp at Bełżec, which marked the beginning of the Aktion Reinhardt. The event will take place at the Bełżec Museum on 17 March 2017 at 12:00.
Information about events organised by the Majdanek State Museum