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The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz – David de Sola – The Atlantic

Witold Pilecki, Polish hero of Home Army

Witold Pilecki, Polish hero of Home Army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz – David de Sola – The Atlantic.

It is into this environment that Witold Pilecki, a 39-year old veteran of the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921 who fought against the initial Nazi invasion and a member of the Polish resistance, volunteered himself in 1940. Pilecki’s mission was to allow himself to be arrested and, once inside Auschwitz, to collect intelligence for the Polish resistance in the country and the government-in-exile in London, and to organize a resistance from inside the camp.

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October 5, 2012 Posted by | Auschwitz, death, history, Nazi | , , , | Leave a comment