Witold Pilecki

Witold Pilecki (1901 - 1948)

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Witold Pilecki
Born in Olonets, Karelia, Russiamap
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Died in Warszawamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Oct 2015
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Categories: Polish Resistance, World War II | Polish Notables.


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  • Polish soldier who volunteered to be caught and sent to Auschwitz, becoming prisoner 4859[1]
  • built a radio inside the camp to transmit information
  • escaped from Auschwitz after 2 years as an inmate
  • detailed report exposed the horrors of the camp to the Allied forces[1]
  • Order of the White Eagle - highest honor in Poland


  1. 1.0 1.1 "10 Unknown Heroes Who Saved the World." Alltime10s. Youtube. 17 Feb 2017.

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Order of The White Eagle - ZA OJCZYZNĘ I NARÓD (For Fatherland and Nation)
Order of The White Eagle - ZA OJCZYZNĘ I NARÓD (For Fatherland and Nation)

Witold Pilecki
Witold Pilecki


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