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Author Pilecki, Witold, 1901-1948

Title The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery / by Witold Pilecki ; translated by Jarek Garliski

Publ Info Los Angeles, Calif. : Aquila Polonica, 2012
 CCRI-Warwick  D805 .P7 P55 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D805.P7 P55 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript liv, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note September 1940. Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki deliberately walked into a Nazi German street round-up in Warsaw and became Auschwitz Prisoner No. 4859. He had volunteered for a secret undercover mission: smuggle out intelligence about the new German concentration camp, and build a resistance organization among prisoners. Pilecki's clandestine intelligence, received by the Allies in 1941, was among earliest. He escaped in 1943 after accomplishing his mission. Dramatic eyewitness report, written in 1945 for Pilecki's Polish Army superiors, published in English for first time.
LC subject Pilecki, Witold, 1901-1948
Poland -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland
Add Author Garlinski, Jarek
ISBN 1607720094
1607720108 (pbk.)
9781607720102 (pbk.)