By Donald H Harrison, October 18, 2021

As Donald Harrison writes, “Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish resistance, learned of a new camp established by the German Nazis in the Polish city of Oswiecim, toward what end no one knew yet. He volunteered to do the unthinkable: to purposely be captured by the Nazis and to be sent to the camp, which came to be known as Auschwitz. […] As was the plan, Pilecki, who had carefully recruited other inmates to his cause, painstakingly documented what was occurring at Auschwitz – the sadistic treatment of prisoners, the random executions, the first experiments with Zyklon B to mass execute prisoners – and, at the risk of his life, managed to sneak these reports out to couriers, who carried them to Warsaw, from which they were transmitted to London.” But it remained undiscussed. As we now know, it known but not highlighted locally by the Polish resistance or broadly by newspapers of record such as the New York Times.

AUTHOR: Donald H. Harrison is editor of San Diego Jewish World. He may be contacted via donald.harrison@sdjewishworld.com[/author_info] [/author]  Donald H. Harrison is editor of San Diego Jewish World. He may be contacted via donald.harrison@sdjewishworld.com

This article was published October 18, 2021 by San Diego Jewish World and is archived at https://www.sdjewishworld.com/2021/10/18/polish-spy-reported-on-auschwitz-from-inside/.

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