The Melbourne Holocaust Museum, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Pilecki Project Committee, proudly present a commemoration in honour of Captain Witold Pilecki – ‘The only Auschwitz Volunteer’. As part of a Polish resistance operation, Captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to go behind the gates of Auschwitz.
In 1940, as part of a Polish resistance operation, Captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to go behind the gates of Auschwitz. The result is an incredible tale of bravery and espionage. Imprisoned until his escape in 1943, Pilecki risked his life to give the Polish Underground and the Allies a direct testimony of what was going on behind the barbed wire of Auschwitz.
During the event the Pilecki Project Committee will hand over to the Melbourne Holocaust Museum a new book translation of Captain Pilecki’s “W Report Auschwitz 1940-1943” containing reports of the genocide committed in the German Extermination Camp Auschwitz, as well as certified copies of original reports.
Date: February 16, 2014
Start Time: 3:00 pm
Event Type: Commemoration
Venue: Melbourne Holocaust Museum
13-15 Selwyn St,