Pilecki volunteered to go to Auschwitz to report on the Nazi’s murderous camp and organise resistence.
The 13-year-old who’s keen on rugby had been on holiday when she leapt into action after seeing the five-year-old girl disappear under the water.
Friends with both Józef Piłsudski and Prince Karol Radziwiłł, Lt. General Adrian Carton de Wiart initially went to Poland for three weeks. Described as ‘unkillable’, during the Polish-Soviet war of 1920 he fought off attacking Red Army cavalry armed with nothing more than a pistol before quitting the army and leading a quiet life in a small village.
The Polish hero who suffered severe injuries during one-to-one combat with terrorist Usman Khan is revealed as a mild-mannered hiking and scuba-diving enthusiast.
During the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921, Osikowski led Polish soldiers against the Bolshevik troops and in 1920 took command of the Lower Vistula Group, fighting the Bolsheviks in the town of Płock, in central Poland,
The 34-year-old Israeli actress and former model said she picked on the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse and social worker who during WWII smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, because she wanted to bring the ‘inspirational story to life’.
A new project entitled Ministry of Heroes was launched on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. Its task is to support information-sharing activities about WWII and Polish and foreign heroes.
Witold Pilecki has gone down in history as one of Poland’s most celebrated heroes. One of the best-placed witnesses to the annihilation of European Jewry perpetrated by Nazi Germany and later executed by Communist authorities, Pilecki’s incredible story is now the subject of a new book.
Seeing the unnamed girl collapse to the ground, the 21-year-old who is a member of the Volunteer Ambulance Service in Kraków, sprang into action and began to give her CPR.