The volunteer : one man, an underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz / Jack Fairweather.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: London : WH Allen, 2020.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780753545188 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2019.
This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War. In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre - Auschwitz. It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi's terrifying designs. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities to the West, culminating in the mass murder of over a million Jews.
xviii, 505 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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