The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
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The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz

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The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
Call No: 940.5317 A932pi (in processing)

Call Number940.5317 A932pi (in processing)
Dates2020; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityJack Fairweather.
Creators & ContributorsFairweather, Jack (author)
Pilecki, Witold (subject)
Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne. Armia Krajowa (subject)
Summary"To uncover the fate of the thousands being interned at a mysterious Nazi facility named Auschwitz, Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki volunteered for an audacious mission: intentionally get himself sent to the camp and report back his findings. Once inside, Pilecki forged an underground army that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazis, and amassed evidence revealing the horrifying truth of Germany's plans to exterminate Europe's Jews. But to warn the West before all was lost, he would then have to attempt the impossible—an escape from Auschwitz itself." —Back cover
ContentsPart I
  1. Invasion
  2. Occupation
  3. Arrival
  4. Survivors
  5. Resistance
  6. Bomber Command
Part II
  1. Radio
  2. Experiments
  3. Shifts
  4. Paradise
  5. Napoleon
Part III
  1. Deadline
  2. Paperwork
  3. Fever
  4. Declaration
  5. Breakdown
Part IV
  1. Impact
  2. Flight
  3. Alone
  4. Uprising
  5. Return
Physical Description xvi, 505 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[New York] : Custom House
EditionFirst Custom House Paperback Edition
Notes
  • Costa Book Award (Biography category), 2019
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 411486) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2021 by Margaret B.
Location in CollectionNew Library Items