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Titre The volunteer : one man, an underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz / Jack Fairweather.
Auteur Fairweather, Jack, author
Éditeur New York, NY: Custom House, [2019]
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Sujet anglais Pilecki, Witold, 1901-1948 -- Imprisonment.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne. Armia Krajowa -- Officers -- Biography.
Concentration camp inmates -- Poland -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland
Poland -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography.
Sujet français Pilecki, Witold, 1901-1948 -- Emprisonnement
Auschwitz (Camp de concentration)
Détenus de camp de concentration -- Pologne -- Biographies
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Mouvements de résistance -- Pologne
Pologne -- Forces armées -- Officiers -- Biographies
Description xvi, 505 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Édition First edition.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-486) and index.
Dépouillement Invasion -- Occupation -- Arrival -- Survivors -- Resistance -- Bomber command -- Radio -- Experiments -- Shifts -- Paradise -- Napoleon -- Deadline -- Paperwork -- Fever -- Declaration -- Breakdown -- Impact -- Flight -- Alone -- Uprising -- Return.
Résumé "The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his death-defying attempt to warn the Allies about the Nazis' plans for a "Final Solution" before it was too late." -- inside front jacket flap.
"To uncover the fate of the thousands being interred at a mysterious Nazi camp on the border of the Reich, a thirty-nine-year-old Polish resistance fighter named Witold Pilecki volunteered for an audacious mission: assume a fake identity, intentionally get captured and sent to the new camp, and then report back to the underground on what had happened to his compatriots there. But gathering information was not his only task: he was to execute an attack from inside--where the Germans would least expect it. The name of the camp was Auschwitz. Over the next two and half years, Pilecki forged an underground army within Auschwitz that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi informants and officers, and amassed evidence of shocking abuse and mass murder. But as he pieced together the horrifying truth that the camp was to become the epicenter of Nazi plans to exterminate Europe's Jews, Pilecki realized he would have to risk his men, his life, and his family to warn the West before all was lost. To do so meant attempting the impossible--an escape from Auschwitz itself. Completely erased from the historical record by Poland's postwar Communist government, Pilecki remains almost unknown to the world. Now, with exclusive access to previously hidden diaries, family and camp survivor accounts, and recently declassified files, Jack Fairweather offers an unflinching portrayal of survival, revenge, and betrayal in mankind's darkest hour. And in uncovering the tragic outcome of Pilecki's mission, he reveals that its ultimate defeat originated not in Auschwitz or Berlin, but in London and Washington."--Dust jacket.
ISBN 9780062561411 (hardcover)
Autre titre One man, an underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 INTERCULTURELLE - Adultes - Documentaires  COLL. ANGL.  920.99405 PIL  DISPONIBLE
 J-DE REPENTIGNY - Adultes - Documentaires    920.99405 PIL  DISPONIBLE
 MORDECAI-RICHLER - Adultes - Documentaires  COLL. ANGL.  920.99405 PIL  DISPONIBLE
 SAUL-BELLOW - Adultes - Documentaires    940.5318 FAI  DISPONIBLE
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