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Escape from Auschwitz

Posted by davidaarongray on January 8, 2014 at 1:35 AM

 

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 at Auschwitz to the safe house some 64 miles away.

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Categories: Operation Auschwitz

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