Exclusive English-language interview with Krzystof Kosior, great-grandson to Witold Pilecki. Pilecki has been called Poland’s greatest hero. He volunteered to go IN to Auschwitz, survived 900 days there and escaped.Murdered after the war by the communists, his body has never been found, his family condemned to eek out a survival in disgrace.In this exclusive interview go behind the myths and public legend of this extraordinary hero and find out the true story of how his family lived with communist repression, keeping Pilecki’s story alive until - in a free Poland - it was ready to assume its place as one of the most extraordinary stories of heroism, tragedy, bravery and courage the world has ever seen.
A biography about Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine, has been granted the Costa Book of the Year award.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after meeting his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin that he could not be present at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem because the Polish contribution to the fight against Nazi Germany was omitted during the event.
The Washington Post on Sunday wrote about Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine, in connection with the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday paid homage to Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine.
Pilecki volunteered to go to Auschwitz to report on the Nazi’s murderous camp and organise resistence.
Five months after its release, British author Jack Fairweather's bookabout Auschwitz hero Witold Pilecki has become a best-seller andnominated for the presitigious Costa Book Award. Our host Patrick Ney catches up with Jack to find out...
The extraordinary story of the Auschwitz Volunteer Witold Pilecki - as seen by his nephew, Marek Ostrowski and British author Jack Fairweather.
Władysław Bartoszewski was one of the most extraordinary Poles of the 20th Century. A decorated soldier, resistance fighter against both Nazism and Communism, journalist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs - he worked to heal German-Polish relations when Poland finally regained its freedom.Discover the full story of this remarkable man from one of Poland's best English-language historians, Dr. Alexandra Richie who - by a curious turn of history - happens to be Władysław Bartoszewski's daughter-in-law.
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.