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Jack Fairweather ☆ 8 Summary Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jack Fairweather Summary The Volunteer 108 T army to stage an uprising The name of the detention centre AuschwitzIt 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 His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust yet hi pretty ballsy move by the Costa Awards to name this book of the year when it s essentially an account of the total incompetence displayed by the Allied powers and especially Britain

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Jack Fairweather ☆ 8 Summary Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jack Fairweather Summary The Volunteer 108 S story was all but forgotten for decadesThis is the first major account of his amazing journey drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp’s fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of livesThe result is a enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances and one man’s attempt to change the course of histor The Volunteer A Gripping Story of ResistanceTo many of us in the Polish community the story of Witold Pilecki is a very well known story of resistance and heroism The problem has been the story has never been well known outside of that community Due to the Russian Occupation of Poland that lasted until 1989 it was not in their interest to allow the stories of Polish heroism in the war came out After all it was the great patriotic war when Russia came to the aid of Eastern Europe no mention that they actually enabled the war by being Nazi AlliesThis excellently researched and written history of Witold Pilecki who volunteered to enter Auschwitz to gather intelligence and resistance is available in English at last The Volunteer researched and written by Jack Fairweather is an excellent book that shows how far the Poles went into their resistance While French resistance is mythologised and over blown the Polish resistance is rarely mentioned or avoided at bestThis is the true story of Witold Pilecki who voluntarily got arrested by the Germans so that he would be sentenced to Auschwitz Here he would organise acts of resistance and intelligence from the camp out to the wider world outside of Poland Pilecki was a reserve army office who had not been mobilised in the first wave but had been called up just as the invasion beganLike many of the soldiers he slowly fell back towards Warsaw with each defeat even though that Poles did hold out until October From the beginning the Germans were executing Poles and committed many war crimes against the civilian population as well as those in uniform It was when Pilecki met a fellow devasted officer her knew in Warsaw they resolved to set up a secret army to continue the fightWith the Germans sweeping everything in front of them Hitler had issued decrees for round ups for those groups Jews homosexuals left wing activists They were all being sent to Auschwitz and it would be Pilecki that would volunteer to be arrested and taken to the campWhen the trainload of prisoners including Pilecki arrived at Auschwitz the guards beat them into the camp and shot others It became clear that the Germans were intent on reducing all Poles to the state of an underclass known as the untermenschen Life was brutal and hard and for many short To ram this home the Germans on Christmas Eve installed a tree festooned with lights but the presents piled underneath were the bodied of dead PolesIt was Pilecki who found that trainloads of Jews were being taken to farmhouses in the woods and using converted farmhouses as gas chambers At this time he was unable to understand that this was the planned beginning of the extermination of Europe s Jewish PopulationPilecki remained loyal to the Government in Exile in London and would later be arrested by the Russians In May 1948 he was shot as a traitor to Poland after a show trial by the Russians and their Communist friends His papers and reports had been sealed by the Russians and the archives were sealed until the sixties but were still unavailable to the west until 1991He has been a hero in Poland today his name should be known far wider When the west allowed Russia to commit criminal acts and allowed them to suppress Unlike in France where the majority of the population collaborated with the Nazi Conuerors it suited the Western Allies especially the French to see these stories covered upThe book finally shines a spotlight on a history some people wanted forgotten Well done Jack Fairweather you have given light to a story of true heroism

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Jack Fairweather ☆ 8 Summary Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Jack Fairweather Summary The Volunteer 108 How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horrorThis is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World WarIn 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 ReichHis mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secre In an act of near incomprehensible bravery Witold Pilecki volunteered to investigate Nazi crimes in Auschwitz His charge provide the intelligence that would force the Allied powers to pay attention to the ever systemic Nazi machinery of imprisonment slavery and slaughter Even in its most basic form the task was spectacularly dangerous Each stage of the plan involved the very real threat of death from his initial arrest through the transport and finally the grinding daily life in the camp where murder was everything from a means of control to a method of entertainment But Witold wasn t a do the minimum kind of guy Inside Auschwitz he created and maintained an underground resistance network that worked to keep each other alive gather information and smuggle reports to the outside His descriptions of life within the camp are horrifying charting Auschwitz s transformation from prison to the epicentre of mass exterminationIn this meticulously researched and powerfully written book Fairweather offers the reader a story of heroism made all the extraordinary by Witold s just doing what needs to be done attitude Everyone should read it ARC via Netgalley

  • Hardcover
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  • The Volunteer
  • Jack Fairweather
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  • 04 August 2019
  • 9780753545164