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The Resource The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz, Jack Fairweather

The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz, Jack Fairweather

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The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
Title
The volunteer
Title remainder
the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz
Statement of responsibility
Jack Fairweather
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summer 1940: Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interred at a new concentration camp on, report on Nazi crimes, raise a secret army and stage an uprising. The name of the camp -- Auschwitz. Over the next two and half years, Pilecki forged an underground army within Auschwitz that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi officers, and gathered evidence of terrifying abuse and mass murder. But as he pieced together the horrifying Nazi plans to exterminate Europe's Jews, Pilecki realised 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 -- but first he would have to escape Auschwitz itself..
Summary
Documents the remarkable true story of an ill-fated Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, chronicling his daring escape to smuggle evidence of murderous Nazi activities to Allied forces
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Writing style
Award
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2019.
  • Costa Biography Award, 2019.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10785285
Cataloging source
SALS
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Fairweather, Jack
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pilecki, Witold
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
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one man, an underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz
Label
The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz, Jack Fairweather
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by WH Allen in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066493823
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 505 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753545188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1139724705
Label
The volunteer : the true story of the resistance hero who infiltrated Auschwitz, Jack Fairweather
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by WH Allen in 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066493823
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 505 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753545188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1139724705

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