Quotes by Witold Pilecki

About Witold Pilecki:

Witold Pilecki was a Polish soldier, a rittmeister of the Polish Cavalry during the Second Polish Republic, the founder of the Secret Polish Army (Tajna Armia Polska) resistance group in German-occupied Poland in November 1939, and a member of the underground Home Army (Armia Krajowa), which was formed in February 1942. As the author of Witold's Report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp, Pilecki enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place.[citation needed]

Author Bio

  • NameWitold Pilecki
  • DescriptionWorld War II concentration camp leader and resistor
  • AliasesRoman Jezierski; Tomasz Serafi?ski; Druh; Witold
  • BornMay 13, 1901
  • DiedMay 25, 1948
  • CountryPoland
  • ProfessionOfficer
  • AwardsOrder Of The White Eagle; Order Of Polonia Restituta; Cross Of Valor; Auschwitz Cross; Cross Of Merit; Army Of Central Lithuania Cross Of Merit; Decade Of Independence Regained; War Medal 1918-1921; Warsaw Cross Of The Uprising; Order Of The Star Of Perseverance