I went to Lublin for a documentary I’m working on. A good friend of mine said I should visit Majdanek. I read many books, watched many movies and documentaries about concentration camps but I never visited one. I didn’t know how I would feel. Here’s what I saw.
(Majdanek was a German Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, established during the German Nazi occupation of Poland. The camp, which operated from October 1, 1941 until July 22, 1944, was captured nearly intact, because the advance of the Soviet Red Army was so rapid it prevented the Nazis from destroying most of its infrastructure before liberation. Majdanek remains the best preserved Nazi concentration camp of the Holocaust.)