Majdanek(redirected from Majdanek extermination camp)
Maidanek(mīdä`nĕk), village, Lubelskie prov., SE Poland, a suburb of Lublin. The Germans established and operated a concentration camp there in World War II. An estimated 170,000 to 360,000 persons of 22 nationalities (chiefly Jews, Russians, and Poles) died there.
a suburb of Lublin, Poland, where in the autumn of 1941 the fascist Germans established a mass extermination camp. It was a central camp and had branches in various parts of southeastern Poland: Budzyń (near Krasnik), Płaszów (near Kraków), Trawniki (near Wieprz), and two camps in Lublin itself. According to information presented at the Nuremberg Trials, about 1.5 million persons of various nationalities from Poland and other countries occupied by Hitler’s forces were put to death at Majdanek. The camp was destroyed by the Soviet Army in 1944.