The child’s desperate mum said: “We are starting a fight to save Bartek’s tiny heart. Doctors have no doubts –surgery is the only chance to save Bartek’s life! There's a bomb ticking in our son's chest.”
To deal with the trauma he had endured, Thomas Geve recorded his memories by putting them on paper. Now for the first time, more than 80 of his sketches are presented alongside his narrative of events in The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz, written with journalist Charlie Inglefield.
Auschwitz museum director Piotr Cywiński stepped in to help and offered to serve part of the teen’s jail sentence for clemency after Omar Farouq Bashir was sentenced allegedly ‘blaspheming against Allah’ during an argument with a friend at school.
VIDEO: Quick-thinking Senior Sergeant Rafał Radecki and Sergeant Łukasz Płonka sprang into action after coming across a distraught couple clutching a young child and screaming that he was choking.
The seven-year-old child was trying to warn his parents of approaching German troops when he was gunned down and later buried alive.
The discovery described by museum staff as "exceptional" was made during conservation work on shoes that make up part of the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz museum.
Procedures had to be modified to operate on the infant, who was suffering from a rare type of cancer.
After hearing about the plight of 18-month-old baby Wojtek, fireman Marcin Topór started the push ups challenge little realising it would sweep across the country and even see firemen in Berlin taking part.
Monika Bielawska was one-years-old when she disappeared from outside a pharmacy in Legnica. Now, a 27-year-old American woman searching for her real parents after discovering she was adopted says SHE is Monika.
By providing a face to one of the millions of Holocaust victims the project has touched people around the world.