The opening of the 2x3.5-metre cell where Pilecki awaited execution at the hands of the Soviet-installed communists coincides with the 75th anniversary of his execution at the prison in 1948.
Regarded as one of the largest and most beautiful synagogues in Europe, the symbolic destruction of the synagogue was seen as the final act in the suppression of the Ghetto Uprising.
Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, said on the 232nd anniversary of the May 3 Constitution that only a strong state can survive and exist in our geographical location.
The first constitution of its type in Europe, and the second in the world just four years after America’s, it has remained a symbol of freedom, national pride and patriotism until today.
VIDEO: Having engineered his own arrest so that he would be imprisoned in the camp, Pilecki’s escape was one of the most important, if not the most important, of all the nearly 1,000 escapes undertaken by Auschwitz prisoners.
This week marked 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising broke out. The fight, the largest act of armed resistance by Jews in World War II, started 19 April 1943 and lasted just under a month until 16 May.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said a visit by his Israeli counterpart is a good sign of friendship being renewed.
The presidents of Poland, Germany and Israel, Andrzej Duda, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Isaac Herzog lit Remembrance Candles at the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw on Wednesday, on the 80th anniversary of the World War Two Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fought against all odds and although only a few survived it was a victory for the human spirit, the Israeli president said on Wednesday in the Polish capital at commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the 1943 insurgency.
The German president has expressed his "deep shame" over the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany against Jews during World War Two as he marked the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.