Majdanek Death Book (ID: 32153)
Authorship or Source:
State Museum of Majdanek (Panstwowe Muzeum na Majdanku)
Title or Main Description:
Majdanek Death Book
Place Published or Holding Institution:
State Museum of Majdanek, Lublin, Poland
Number of Names or Other Entries-- Approx. 7000 names.
Type of Work:
Museum or Other Institution Holdings:
Registry has photocopy copy of original.
In 1992, the State Museum of Majdanek wrote to the Registry about an item in its collection: "[...] a book of dead inmates, covering the period from June 8 to September 28, 1942. It contains about 7000 surnames, the majority Jews. The book was found partially destroyed, some pages are difficult to read" (David Einsiedler's translation of 10/1/92 letter). In 1997, after a visit of the Majdanek Museum's director, Edward Balawejder, to USHMM, the Registry initiated correspondence about purchasing a complete Xerox copy of this original. A 1/19/99 e-mail from USHMM representative in Poland Alina Skibinska stated that the copy had arrived at her office and would be put in the post shortly thereafter. As of 4/12/00, further information on sources used to compile the death book is not available.
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --Registers of dead -- Poland --Majdanek.
- Jews --Poland --Majdanek --Registers.
"[...] a book of dead inmates, covering the period from June 8 to september 28, 1942. It contains about 7000 surnames, the majority Jews" (David Einsiedler's translation of 10/1/92 letter). Entries usually include prisoner number, surname, first name, date of birth, place of birth, and date of death.
Language and Other Notes:
Some text in German.
Resource Center Cataloging Notes:
Registry acquired copy from State Museum of Majdanek (Lublin) through USHMM representative in Poland, Alina Skibinska, in 1999. Registry Accession file is EE2558.