How many people were killed at Majdanek?
An estimated 170,000 to 360,000 persons of 22 nationalities (chiefly Jews, Russians, and Poles) died there.
The most recent estimate - by the research staff at the Majdanek Museum - is about 79,000. (Those very high figures above were issued by the Soviet Union shortly after the war and are unsupported by solid evidence). Please see the link.
There have been no end of problems with the figures for Majdanek, and they have been frequently and drastically revised - downwards in every case. Research done by the museum at Majdanek states that about 78,000 people were killed there, of whom 59,000 were Jews. However, these figures are not necessarily definitive. The long-standing view that Majdanek was one of the major extermination camps has also been revised. It seems that first and foremost it…