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Reconnaissance photograph of the Majdanek concentration camp (June 24, 1944) from the collections of the Majdanek Museum, lower half: the barracks under deconstruction ahead of the Soviet offensive, with visible chimney stacks still standing and planks of wood piled up along the supply road; in the upper half, functioning barracks.

Shoes confiscated from prisoners at Majdanek, from the State Museum of Majdanek, Lublin, Poland.


Photograph of room of shoes of murdered Jewish children at Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp near Lublin, Poland.

Photograph from the Archiwum Akt Nowych, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives. Polish civilians mourning the victims during the mass burial in Majdanek after the liberation. (August 1944)

This photograph was taken during the trial in Nuremberg of senior officials in the chemical company IG Farben, whose subsidiary Degesch produced the Zyklon B gas used for the mass murder of the Jews in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Majdanek.

A crate filled with Holocaust victims’shoes, arriving at Yad Vashem from the Majdanek death camp in preparation for exhibition in the Holocaust History Museum in Yad Vashem. Left to right: Haviva Peled-Carmeli, Director of the Artifacts Department; Yehudit Inbar, Director of the Museums Division