The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz, about Polish soldier Witold Pilecki, by former war correspondent Jack Fairweather has received very positive reviews, Grzegorz Mazurowski from the Pilecki Institute has told PAP.
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.
A monodrama about a Polish WWII hero titled "The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki" won the Best Documentary Show award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City on Sunday.
Witold Pilecki’s Report from Auschwitz, the first source document about this German concentration camp, written in 1943, is available online in new English translation.
Polish WWII hero captain Witold Pilecki was the personification of the struggle for an independent Poland, President Andrzej Duda said on Friday.
The 70th anniversary of the murder by the Communist of Captain Witold Pilecki
Amid bitter controversy over its World War II history, Poland will on Friday commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of Captain Witold Pilecki, one of the country’s most celebrated heroes.