Went to Auschwitz concentration camp voluntarily – Poland celebrates national hero Witold Pilecki

The Poles are celebrating a hero: Witold Pilecki (1901–1948) had himself voluntarily arrested during World War II and locked up in the Auschwitz concentration camp, from where he organized the resistance and informed the world about the atrocities of the Nazis. However, he was later sentenced to death.

Pilecki would have been 120 years old on Thursday. The colleagues from Onet, the news platform belonging to Ringier Axel Springer Polska, have heard about the Polish national hero produced a comprehensive report using the latest technologywhich has also been translated into German.