- Machine generated contents note: Captain Pilecki's Covering Letter to Major General Tadeusz Pelczynski -- Captain Witold Pilecki's 1945 Auschwitz Report -- Appendices -- 1.Glossary of English, German and Polish Terms and Acronyms -- 2.German-Language Positions and Ranks at Auschwitz Mentioned by Pilecki -- 3.Index of People and Places Referred to by Pilecki with Either a Code Number or Letter -- 4.Chronology of Pilecki's 1945 Report.
- 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
- Source of Acquisition:
- Harrisburg copy: Purchased with funds from the Permanent Endowment for the Holocaust and Genocide Collection for the Library at Penn State Harrisburg; 2012.
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