Lublin Old Airfield


On the outskirts of Lublin is a district called Majdan Tatarski and here was SS-Bekleidungswerke. The camp was located just a few kilometers from Majdanek and was called Old Airfield because it was in the vicinity of a former airfield. The camp served, among other things, as a sorting and gathering place for clothes and other things stolen from the Jews murdered in one of Operation Reinhardt’s camps. About 2,000 women worked in former hangars to sort and disinfect the property of the murdered Jews. Alter flugplatz was decommissioned after the so-called. Erntefest (Harvest festival) on November 3, 1943, when Himmler ordered the murder of virtually all Jews in the Lublin district.

Current status: Partly preserved/demolished (2011).

Address: Wronska 2, 20-327 Lublin.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The Jews deported to Lublin to be murdered in Majdanek’s gas chamber arrived at Lublin Old Airfield. A side track had been built into the camp and from there they had to walk a few kilometers to Majdanek. Of the track there is nothing left and you do not know for sure where it went. The Jews deported to Lublin to be murdered in Majdanek’s gas chamber arrived at Lublin alter flugplatz. A trail had been built into the camp and from there they had to walk a few kilometers to Majdanek. Of the track there is nothing left and you do not know for sure where it went. There are no prisoners left of the camp, but the hangars remain where the murdered Jews’ property was kept. The hangars are now used for other industrial purposes. SS exhibition hall and commandant tour are also left, as well as ruins of small industries where prisoners were forced to work but by the unloading ramp there is nothing left. The whole area is a mixture of ruins and industries in disrepair.

Follow up in books: Marszalek, Józef: Majdanek – The Concentration camp in Lublin (1986).