skip to content
The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery

Author: Witold Pilecki; Jarek Garlinski; Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Aquila Polonica, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
September 1940. Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki deliberately walked into a Nazi German street round-up in Warsaw and became Auschwitz Prisoner No. 4859. He had volunteered for a secret undercover mission: smuggle out intelligence about the new German concentration camp, and build a resistance organization among prisoners. Pilecki's clandestine intelligence, received by the Allies in 1941, was among earliest. He  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Witold Pilecki; Witold Pilecki; Witold Pilecki; Witold Pilecki; Witold Pilecki
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Witold Pilecki; Jarek Garlinski; Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust.
ISBN: 9781607720096 1607720094 9781607720102 1607720108
OCLC Number: 759173200
Notes: "This translation is based on the original typescript of Captain Witold Pilecki's 1945 Report held at the Polish Underground Movement Study Trust in London."--Page xix.
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Biography/Autobiography) 2012
Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Autobiography/Memoir) 2013
Description: liv, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Captain Pilecki's covering letter to Major general Tadeusz Petcynski --
Captain Witold Pilecki's 1945 Auschwitz report.
Responsibility: by Captain Witold Pilecki ; translated by Jarek Garliński.
More information:

Abstract:

September 1940. With calm deliberation, Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki walked into a Nazi German street roundup in Warsaw... and became Auschwitz Prisoner No. 4859.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Earthshaking. A book which I hope will be widely read." - Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic & International Studies "A shining example of heroism that transcends religion, race and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/759173200<\/a>> # The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nbgn:translationOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/759173200#CreativeWork\/unidentifiedOriginalWork<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"759173200<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Place\/auschwitz_koncentrationslager<\/a>> ; # Auschwitz (koncentrationsl\u00E4ger)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/holocaust<\/a>> ; # Holocaust<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/world_war_ii<\/a>> ; # World War II<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/militaries<\/a>> ; # Militaries<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/168340274<\/a>> ; # Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/22951843<\/a>> ; # Witold Pilecki<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Person\/pilecki_witold_1901_1948<\/a>> ; # Witold Pilecki<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/concentration_camps<\/a>> ; # Concentration camps<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/814617<\/a>> ; # Armed Forces--Officers<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1206891<\/a>> ; # Poland.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/andra_varldskriget_1939_1945<\/a>> ; # Andra v\u00E4rldskriget 1939-1945<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/resistance<\/a>> ; # Resistance<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Place\/poland<\/a>> ; # Poland<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/940.531853858\/e23\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Event\/1939_1945<\/a>> ; # 1939-1945<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/world_war_1939_1945_underground_movements_poland<\/a>> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Organization\/auschwitz_concentration_camp<\/a>> ; # Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1355184<\/a>> ; # Underground movements, War<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/biographies_memoirs_and_correspondance<\/a>> ; # Biographies, memoirs and correspondance<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:author<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/22951843<\/a>> ; # Witold Pilecki<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/165534604<\/a>> ; # Jarek Garlinski<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/129648604<\/a>> ; # Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2012<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Captain Pilecki\'s covering letter to Major general Tadeusz Petcynski -- Captain Witold Pilecki\'s 1945 Auschwitz report.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"September 1940. Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki deliberately walked into a Nazi German street round-up in Warsaw and became Auschwitz Prisoner No. 4859. He had volunteered for a secret undercover mission: smuggle out intelligence about the new German concentration camp, and build a resistance organization among prisoners. Pilecki\'s clandestine intelligence, received by the Allies in 1941, was among earliest. He escaped in 1943 after accomplishing his mission. Dramatic eyewitness report, written in 1945 for Pilecki\'s Polish Army superiors, published in English for first time. --amazon.com.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/1125849360<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Biographies<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Biography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"759173200<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.loc.gov\/catdir\/enhancements\/fy1609\/2012931262-t.html<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.loc.gov\/catdir\/enhancements\/fy1609\/2012931262-s.html<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781607720102<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781607720096<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/759173200<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/940.531853858\/e23\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Event\/1939_1945<\/a>> # 1939-1945<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"1939-1945<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Organization\/auschwitz_concentration_camp<\/a>> # Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Person\/pilecki_witold_1901_1948<\/a>> # Witold Pilecki<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1901<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1948<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Pilecki<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Witold<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Witold Pilecki<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Place\/auschwitz_koncentrationslager<\/a>> # Auschwitz (koncentrationsl\u00E4ger)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Auschwitz (koncentrationsl\u00E4ger)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Place\/poland<\/a>> # Poland<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Poland<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/andra_varldskriget_1939_1945<\/a>> # Andra v\u00E4rldskriget 1939-1945<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Andra v\u00E4rldskriget 1939-1945<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/biographies_memoirs_and_correspondance<\/a>> # Biographies, memoirs and correspondance<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Biographies, memoirs and correspondance<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/concentration_camps<\/a>> # Concentration camps<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Concentration camps<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/holocaust<\/a>> # Holocaust<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Holocaust<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/militaries<\/a>> # Militaries<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Militaries<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/resistance<\/a>> # Resistance<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Resistance<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/world_war_1939_1945_underground_movements_poland<\/a>> # World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sj96006393<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1125849360#Topic\/world_war_ii<\/a>> # World War II<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"World War II<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"cau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1206891<\/a>> # Poland.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Poland.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1355184<\/a>> # Underground movements, War<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Underground movements, War<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/814617<\/a>> # Armed Forces--Officers<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Armed Forces--Officers<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/129648604<\/a>> # Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/165534604<\/a>> # Jarek Garlinski<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Garlinski<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Jarek<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jarek Garlinski<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/168340274<\/a>> # Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Auschwitz (Concentration camp)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/22951843<\/a>> # Witold Pilecki<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1901<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1948<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1948,<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Pilecki<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Witold<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Witold Pilecki<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781607720096<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"1607720094<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9781607720096<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781607720102<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"1607720108<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9781607720102<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/759173200<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/759173200<\/a>> ; # The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2021-01-10<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n