He went to Auschwitz concentration camp voluntarily: Witold Pilecki.
Witold Pilecki built the “Secret Polish Army” underground movement.
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Pilecki spent almost three years in the concentration camp.
Around 1.1 million people were killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The colleagues from Onet, the news platform belonging to Ringier Axel Springer Polska, have produced a comprehensive report on the Polish national hero Witold Pilecki, which has also been translated into German.
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.