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EXCERPT FROM OPERATION AUSCHWITZ: THE ESCAPE

Posted by davidaarongray on February 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


2:30am, Tuesday, April 27, 1943: Inside the camp bakery at Auschwitz I (main camp)

After 948 days as inmate #4859, Captain Witold Pilecki, along with fellow inmates Jan Redzej (Jasiek) and Edward Ciesielski (Edek) made the daring decision to escape the Nazi deat...
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Escape from Auschwitz

Posted by davidaarongray on January 8, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

After close to three years as an inmate at Auschwitz, Captain Witold Pilecki decided to break out of the camp, with the hope of personally convincing Polish Home Army leaders that a prisoner rescue attempt was a valid option. When he was assigned to a night shift at the camp bakery, he and two comrades overpowered a guard, cut the phone line and escaped taking with them documents stolen from the Germans.

 

This video maps Pilecki's escape route from the bakery a...

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