Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Week of Unsung Heroes and Heroines - Witold Pilecki

A Polish soldier, he was the man who told the world about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. He got himself a Jewish ID, got arrested, and was sent to Auschwitz (yes, that Auschwitz), After reporting on the atrocities witnessed, he escaped in 1941. A British historian wrote, "If there was an Allied hero who deserved to be remembered and celebrated, this was a person with few peers." Before his act of bravery Auschwitz was just considered to be another large prison camp.

1 comment:

Anne martin said...

Thank you for sharing this hero's story. May the world never forget.