The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz

@article{Fleming2019TheVT,
  title={The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz},
  author={Michael Fleming},
  journal={Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs},
  year={2019},
  volume={13},
  pages={289 - 294}
}
The story of Witold Pilecki is well known. As a member of the pantheon of Polish heroes especially celebrated by the Polish government, versions of his story have been told both in print and on screen. Institutions, monuments, and streets in Poland bear his name; however, the dominant narrative about Pilecki in Poland is a myth. The legend includes the claims that Pilecki “volunteered” to be imprisoned at Auschwitz, that he was particularly concerned with reporting on the fate of Jews at the… Expand