The Volunteer

The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz
W H Allen (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 26. März 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 505 Seiten
978-0-7535-4517-1 (ISBN)
How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horror? Witold Pilecki was an incredible Second World War hero who infiltrated Auschwitz, assassinated Nazi guards, escaped and spread news of the Holocaust to the Allied Powers. This is the untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War, and a gripping story of defiance, rebellion and escape from a Nazi death camp.
Jack Fairweather is a former war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan and the author of A War of Choice and The Good War.
"Totally gripping ... A fascinating, revelatory and surreal WWII story of almost incredible courage and unspeakable horror - how a Polish resistance fighter helped reveal the secret of the final solution from inside Auschwitz" * Simon Sebag Montefiore * "A remarkable book. Fairweather's account is often harrowing; but it is an important account of the suffering and tragedy in Nazi death camps, told using many previously unpublished sources - and from a new perspective." * Peter Frankopan * "Well-researched, well-written and searingly memorable, Jack Fairweather's book reminds us of the capacity for nobility in the human soul in times of unimaginable peril" * Andrew Roberts, bestselling author of `Churchill: Walking with Destiny' * "Few books have enthralled, incensed and haunted me as "The Volunteer" has done. There were times I felt compelled to set it aside. There were others when hours of reading passed in what felt like moments ... This is a story that has long deserved a robust, faithful telling, and he has delivered it" * Wall Street Journal * "An extraordinary story" * The Times *

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