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  • Jack Fairweather
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  • 21 October 2018
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The Volunteer

DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Jack Fairweather Jack Fairweather à 6 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS The Volunteer ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB S story was all but forgotten for decadesThis is the first major account of his amazing journey drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp’s fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of livesThe result is a enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances and one man’s attempt to change the course of histor. For some people simply sitting by the sidelines and watching as things unfold is not in their blood For some the are compelled to act no matter the personal danger involved These men and women are all to often forgotten by history Their actions may save a few or thousands of lives but for some reason we all too often never know their names So it is for the thanks of books like The volunteer that not only do we get to learn their names but find out the brave actions they took When I saw this on the shelf at the book store I knew I would have to pick it up I was aware that someone had chosen to be sent to Auschwitz in the hopes of getting the story out to the rest of the world But this is where my knowledge ended Pilecki could have easily kept his head down in the hopes that the carnage being done to his country would pass him by But for this man that was never going to be an option When reading this book I often wondered what it takes in our upbringing to make such a decision Especially when you have a family to think about But maybe that is the point such people do these things because they have people they care about It is with the thought of others that time and again you look death in the face and say just once If I can bear this then I can keep going in the hopes of finding a better world for them to live in I was left astounded even with everything I knew about this place that one could keep going even with a way out It is the sacrifice that others make to help us all I could not help but wonder would I do the same in his shoes Could I in fact endure such abuse and torment to help people who re names I would never learn and thanks would never come Am I in fact that selfless Could I would I This book contained a great deal of information that I had never read about before And In learning such facts I could not help be become infuriated The atrocities that took place in this place that must have been the closets to hell on earth where known In fact many of the allied governments knew long before the mass genocide started that things were getting worse It is in the minds of these powerful men that their lives hung in the balance But even after learning such things they choose to do nothing In the hopes of pushing the great evil they used it as a way to promote the war and have much greater use in propaganda For them it was easier to talk about the horrors being done without actually naming them Is this in fact how governments sell a war to the greater public I of course look back on this in hindsight Does this make their actions or less damaging But here within the pages the author does his best to give a little of both sides What he delvers is a story that moved me in a great way That even in the darkest of hours people will find hope and light That when the coming tide seems insurmountable some will stand in its way in an attempt to hold back what is to come The life of Witold Pilecki is one I think should be taught in all schools when they are learning about what took place in Poland during world war two He stands out as a beacon of hope and daring For my part when at school we were only told of the destruction of this country and its people But here we get to see that the human spirit burn at it s brightest He is an example of all that is good in the human soul Grass Sky Song unpublished accounts from the camp’s fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of livesThe result is a enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances and one man’s attempt to change the course of histor. 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DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à Jack Fairweather Jack Fairweather à 6 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS The Volunteer ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horrorThis is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World WarIn the Summer of 1940 after the Nazi occupation of Poland an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the ReichHis mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secre. In 2003 my wife and I visited Krakow Poland as part of a trip to locate where my father s family lived before immigrating to the United States in the 1930s to escape the dark clouds that were descending upon Europe During our visit I hired a driver and spent hours visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau the resting place for many relatives that I never was fortunate enough to meet Seventy five years after the conclusion of World War II numerous uestions abound concerning the then then crown jewel of Hitler s extermination machine Books continue to proliferate but what sets Jack Fairweather s new book THE VOLUNTEER ONE MAN AN UNDERGROUND ARMY AND THE SECRET MISSION TO DESTROY AUSCHWITZ apart is his discovery of the role of Witold Pilecki who volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to organize an underground resistance that would be part of a major revolt against the Germans Pilecki has become a national hero in Poland and his story remained unknown in the west until it was uncovered by historians in the 1960s and 70s Much of his writings were sealed by the Soviet Union after the war because as a Polish nationalist Pilecki was deemed a threat to the state placed on trial and executed by the Stalinist regime It wasn t until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the opening of the state archives in Warsaw that the academic Adam Cyra and Pilecki s 60 year old son Andrzej had access to his father s writings and reports smuggled out of Auschwitz in order to alert the allies as to what was occurring in the crematoria and gas chambers and argue for the west to bomb the campsFairweather asks a number of important uestions from the outset that impinge upon the role of England and the United States as it learned of the extermination camps He carefully develops a number of important themes that reverberate throughout the narrative First despite Pilecki s earnest efforts that included being tortured beaten starved suffering from typhus he was able to employ the Polish underground network to smuggle out the truth as to what was occurring in Auschwitz to underground leaders in Warsaw who were able to convey part of his reports to the Polish government in exile and hence to the Churchill government in 1942 Much of this information was also communicated to the Roosevelt administration in Washington who was much of a political animal in deferring any decisions to assist the Jews be it immigration by confronting State Department policies that was openly anti Semitic under the auspices of Breckinridge Long or approving bombing of the camp Second was the mind set of British politicians in high circles who suffered from an in bred anti Semitism and saw Pilecki s information as a distraction from the main war effort They would allow the dissemination of some information but would not endorse it As Richard Breitman and David Wyman have pointed out the British were obsessed by the Palestinian issue and they feared an Arab reaction if they approved further immigration because of their dependence on Middle Eastern oil and the Suez Canal Lastly Fairweather s narrative focuses on Pilecki s attempt to educate the allies and get them to acknowledge the importance of what was occurring at Auschwitz On another level he concentrates on the allied response and the reasons for their deafness when it came to the extermination of European Jewry As he concludes the allied failure to Understand Auschwitz s role as the epicenter of the Holocaust allowing officials to continue to characterize the German assault on the Jews ASA a diffuse phenomenon that could only be stopped by defeating Germany Downplaying genocide could only inhibit further investigation Much of what Fairweather argues has been put forth by numerous historians but the key is the personal story of Witold Pilecki that unfolds Fairweather has written a deeply personal portrait of a man whose moral and ethical principles stood out in a deeply troubled period The narrative is based on assiduous research that included interviews with fellow inmates who the author had access that provide insights into his character his decision making and the impact of his actions Fairweather traces Pilecki s journey from his uiet family life who survived the Nazi onslaught on his country in September 1939 experiences in Auschwitz his methodology in organizing his underground network strategies for smuggling out information and how he tried to convince his superiors of the importance of destroying Auschwitz as it was a vehicle to exterminate millions of Jews as well as thousands of Polish CatholicsMany of Pilecki s compatriots like Dr Wladyslaw Dering a Warsaw gynecologist who faced the dilemma of how much he should cooperate with the Nazis as he tried to save as many inmates as possible a Polish spy known as Napoleon and Stefan Rowecki the leader of the Polish underground in Warsaw are introduced as are the kapos like Alois Staller who tortured the inmates the SS Commander Rudolf Hoss who ran the camp among many and of course the victims who suffered unbearably Fairweather presents the unfathomable and grisly details that go along with any discussion of the Holocaust that have appeared in historical accounts since the end of World War II but he delivers them in a concise manner with much sensitivity and at the same time is able to convey to the reader the importance of Pilecki s mission to expose what the Nazis were doing in Auschwitz particularly once the decision for the Final Solution is made in January 1942 at the Wannsee ConferenceIf there is a criticism that can be offered is that at times Fairweather is somewhat cavalier about his information ie his description the Battle of the Bulge as a minor hinderance to the allied drive to end the war Further he should be careful with his statistics stating that there were 2000000 Jews under Nazi control in Poland the 3300000 would be accurateOverall Fairweather has written an important book because he uncovers the role of an important figure who did his best to alarm the world as to what was the end goal of Hitler s racial war The fact that Witold Pilecki was kept hidden for so long is the result of another type of extermination Stalin s effort to eradicate any Pole who might have been given any credit for liberating their country Kudos to Fairweather for bringing Pilecki s story to the fore

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