Similar missions – common aim

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum signed a cooperation agreement with the State Museum at Majdanek.

This is the second cooperation agreement – after the one signed with Treblinka Museum in February – with an institution that commemorates the Jews killed in the Holocaust in Poland. A month ago, a delegation of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum – Director Albert Stankowski, Chief Historian Professor Daniel Blatman, and Head of Exhibition Department Magdalena Tarnowska – visited the State Museum at Majdanek to discuss future cooperation. The talks resulted in the signing of a cooperation agreement between the institutions on 26 March.

“The agreement covers all areas of cooperation, however, the ones we find most important are education and exhibitions. In the State Museum at Majdanek, we put a lot of emphasis on theoretical and practical education, dissemination of knowledge, especially about the deportation of Jews to Lublin area,” said Director Tomasz Kranz. “In the future, we are planning to organise a joint exhibition as well as a European conference that will bring together the representatives of various martyrological museums to show their potential and significance,” he added.

Director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum Albert Stankowski is happy to see the ties between the institutions strengthened. “The State Museum at Majdanek is a very important partner for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, after all, our missions are very similar. Both our museums commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Furthermore, 20,000 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto died in Majdanek during World War II. We can cooperate in many areas. The most important, in my opinion, are joint educational activities, lending of exhibits, scientific research, as well as participation in academic conferences and seminars. Equally invaluable is the extensive experience of the State Museum at Majdanek, which will help us to avoid many dangers in the process of creating our own institution.”

Anna Kilian