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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Captain Witold Pilecki permanent collection at the Holocaust Museum

    1. Carol Dove
    2. Petition by

      Carol Dove

      Bolton, CT

"Captain Pilecki showed an exceptional bravery and determination to save the victims within the German concentration camp in Auschwitz, in September 1940. Pilecki allowed the German aggressors occupying Poland to capture him and to imprison him in the Auschwitz concentration camp. There, together with other prisoners of Polish and other nationalities, he organized a resistance movement and wrote reports that were supposed to show the world the true picture of the place. After the war, he was accused by the communist government of espionage , tortured, and after a show trial, sentenced to death.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      Follow your dreams of a better world, and keep on trying, even when there seems to be little hope, because it is the right thing to do. We may never know how the seeds of kindness that we plant may help others on their journey, today, or even sometime far in the future. But Every act of compassion makes a difference! -- Robert Alan Silverstein

      I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

      Anne Frank

    • Donna Van Cleve TAYLOR, TX
      • about 1 month ago

      In the midst of a tragic and brutal war, Witold Pilecki never lost his moral compass. He exhibited bravery on a scale few of us will ever know when he volunteered to enter Auschwitz to tell the world about the atrocities taking place there. His own communist country arrested, tortured and executed him for espionage following WWII, not realizing the astounding contributions he made to humanity. He represented the good in Poland during such a bad time, and their government was blind to it.

      • 2 months ago

      He opened their eyes to other, but they did not want to look at and killed him

    • Laura Knight WINDSOR, NJ
      • 2 months ago

      All stories of heroism should be heard. Captain Pilecki's story is particularly compelling.

    • Peter Wilk BROOKLY, NY
      • 2 months ago

      We cannot let people like him to pass by without letting everybody know what heroism is. Today we call "The Brave" and "The Finest" people who very often don't deserve it. People who give life for other are the true hero. Don't let the true be forgotten.


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