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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

THE HUNT FOR A HERO

Witold Pilecki was a genuine Polish hero: he volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz so that he could chronicle conditions there, managed to escape, and fought with the Polish underground until he was recaptured. He somehow managed to survive the war, but resisted the Soviet occupation and was arrested, killed, and buried in an unmarked grave by order of Josef Stalin. Now the hunt is on for Pilecki’s final resting place, so that he can be given the honors due to a Polish patriot:

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