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Majdanek National Museum

Droga Meczennikow Majdanka 67, Lublin 20-325, Poland
+48 81 710 28 33
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Lublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

I recently visited Auschwitz and came away disappointed. It felt like I had been on a production line and hadn't done it the way I wanted to. This wasn't an issue at Majdanek, where I could wander at my own pace, free to read all the fascinating information. I spent two and a half hours there. My only disappointment is... More

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you have never been to World War 2 concentration camp you really need to prepare yourself for this experience. A little reflection beforehand on the history and context may assist. You also must know that you are going to see, smell and walk through something truly horrific. Majdanek has been very well kept and if you have been to... More

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Santiago, Chile
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It makes for a horrible two hours but it must be done, if you know what I mean. Two hours will suffice for this camp, which is much smaller than auschwitz.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Go see what really happened to Jewry in Eastern Poland during WW2. Puts lots of things into perspective for me.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Definitely hire a guide for your tour of this place of death. The original buildings are still intact and it seems like everything could be operational in 15 minutes. Sobering reminder of what hate does to people.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

HAppy to see them maintain the Location. It was a powerful tour but very worthwhile to see how well they maintain the museum.

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Out of all the camps / remains that I visited in Poland, this place had the most chilling effect on me. It's possible to visit this huge site in perfect silence since there are very few visitors. The exhibits are so honest and brutally down to earth that you can almost feel carried away in time. If one wishes to... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I could not sleep after visiting Majdanek. It brought home to me the horrors of what had happened here with mass executions.The camp is very well preserved and seeing the showers, gas chambers and ovens.It made a lasting impression on me.

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St Helens
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Beautifully preserved humbling thought provoking museum. Lublin is the location of only the second dual concentration / labour camp from WW2. The only other being auschwitz I have not visited Auschwitz but a visit to Majdanek is an experience I won't forget, it is very well preserved, it allows you to realise the torture and wrong that was part of... More

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mkt rasen lincolnshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

we visited Majdanek on a misty cold november afternoon what a grim forbidding place although some of the exhibits were closed due to work being carried out what we saw gives a lasting impression.I visited Auschwitz a few years ago and i can say Majdanek felt even more sinister, we travelled by rail from Warsaw through endless brooding birch forests... More

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