Knowledge in Depth
Staff Organization of the Lublin-Majdanek Camp
The Lublin-Majdanek camp staff was organized under
the jurisdiction of the SS Economic- Administrative Main Office
(WVHA) which was headed by Oswald Pohl. Majdanek was assigned
five different commandants during its existence, all of these commandants
having had previous leadership positions in previous camps.
Karl Otto Koch
Arthur Liebehenshel Auschwitz 1943
Under these commandants, six divisions of SS men in
charge of specific tasks maintained the camp's order.
Camp Division: Division Task:
-In charge of the SS correspondence
-In charge of SS personnel affairs
-In charge of prisoners' affairs, especially of POW and political
-In charge of questioning political prisoners.
Prisoner's Camp Division
-In charge of camp "labor and living conditions"
-In charge of labor employer relations
-In charge of the administration of supplies and of the disciplinary
measures of inmates
-In charge of SS living conditions, also handled non-labor
prisoner activities and camp conditions
-In charge of hygiene facilities (baths, installation of
sewage pipes) and food
-In charge of mass-murder facilities within the camp and
-In charge of the collection of prisoner property before
and after their deaths
-In charge of the order of supplies from food to gas
Camp Medical Unit
>-In charge of medical epidemics within the camp
-In charge of "selections", under which prisoners
medically unfit to work were killed
Propaganda and Education
-In charge of "ideological and political education
the camp's SS men"
Majdanek State Museum