Krepiec - Zamosc - Belzec

July 6, 2017

Explore an ideal renaissance city of Zamosc which was a home for Jewish community for five centuries, visit an almost forgotten memorial site in Krepiec Forest, and pay honor to the victims of the death camp in Belzec.

This tour is part of Lubliner Reunion 2017, which is organized by the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre. Click here for more details of the event.


9.00 Meeting on the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) near the high stairs (for guests who are staying in the Old Town)

9.15 Meeting in the Ilan Hotel parking lot (for guests who are staying in the Ilan Hotel)

Please be punctual as the bus will not be able to wait.


During World War II Krepiec Forest, located in the southeast outskirts of Lublin, was a site of mass executions. Between 1940 and 1944, mainly Poles, Jews and Soviet prisoners of war were executed there. In 1942, Krepiec Forest became a regular site of executions of the prisoners of Majdanek concentration camp. Among others, Jews from the small ghetto of Majdan Tatarski were murder there in that time. Krepiec Forest served also as a place of cremation of bodies of the victims of Majdanek and of those murdered on the site.


The Old Town of Zamosc is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Zamosc was established in the 16th c. as an ideal renaissance town. Jews settled in Zamosc shortly after its establishment and within a few decades they became an important and influential community in the town. Among the many famous names that originate from its Jewish community, you can find the important Yiddish author I. L. Peretz. Before World War II, around 12,000 Jewish inhabitants had made up to 43% of the population of Zamosc.

Visit: renaissance main square, the Jewish quarter in the Old Town nd the renaissance synagogue (today culture centre), the building of the mikvah, the lapidarium at the new cemetery site

Museum-Memorial Site in Belzec

The death camp in Belzec, operating between March and December 1942, was the first place where stationary gas chambers were used for the mass killing of Jews. The first deportation to the camp, on 17th of March 1942 from Lublin, marks the beginning of realization of Action Reinhardt. After liquidation of the camp, in December 1942, all its buildings were dismantled and the area was left empty. The first commemoration on the site was erected in 1963, and in 2004 the Museum - Memorial Site was founded as a branch of the State Museum at Majdanek, and the mass graves were covered with a new monument.

Visit: the memorial on the area of the camp located around 130 km southeast from Lublin, the museum and the commandant’s building.

19.00 Return to Lublin, the end the tour

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registration deadline: April 30, 2017

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  • Price includes transportation and guiding service

  • The whole program in conducted in English

  • If you already signed up for a tour via questionnaire on the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre's website, you don't need to fill the above form. 


Please note: the price does not include travel insurance.

In case none of the sites listed on the upcoming Lubliner Reunion 2017 tour list are of specific importance to you, or you wish to have an individual roots tour in the region of Lublin made for you, please contact us in advance.


We will be happy to prepare a special itinerary for you. You can check the list of towns and shtetls in Lublin Region here.

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