Boek cover The Volunteer van Jack Fairweather

The Volunteer

One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz

nog geen rating
uitgever Harperaudio
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Luisterboek
Speelduur 09:44:28
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Jack Fairweather
Verteller(s) David Rintoul
Uitgever Harperaudio


The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his daring escape to warn the Allies about the Nazis' true plans for a "Final Solution."

To uncover the fate of the thousands being interred at a mysterious Nazi camp on the border of the Reich, a young Polish resistance fighter named Witold Pilecki volunteered for an audacious mission: intentionally get captured and transported to the new camp to report back on what was going on there. But gathering information was not his only task: he was to execute an attack from inside—where the Germans would least expect it.

The name of the camp was Auschwitz.

Over the next two and half years, Pilecki forged an underground army within Auschwitz that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi informants and officers, and smuggled out evidence of terrifying abuse and mass murder. But as the annihilation of innocents accelerated, Pilecki realized he would have to attempt another perilous mission: escape Auschwitz and somehow—with more than 900 miles of Nazi-occupied territory in the way—deliver his alert to London before all was lost. . .

Completely erased from the historical record by Poland's Communist government, Pilecki remains almost unknown to the world. Now, with exclusive access to previously hidden diaries, family and camp survivor accounts and recently declassified files, Jack Fairweather reveals Witold's exploits with vivid, cinematic bravura. He also uncovers the tragic outcome of Pilecki's mission, in which the ultimate betrayal came not on the Continent, but England.

Gelijkaardige boeken

Boek cover The Auschwitz Volunteer van Captain Witold Pilecki
Beyond Bravery
In 1940, the Polish Underground wanted to know what was happening inside the recently opened Auschwitz concentration camp. Polish army officer Witold...
›› meer info
Engels | Paperback | 9780099542339
Boek cover A War of Choice van Jack Fairweather (Paperback)
Honour, Hubris and Sacrifice: The British in Iraq
Tony Blair always claimed that history would judge his decision to invade Iraq. This revelatory and at times jaw-dropping account of the wars in Iraq...
›› meer info
Boek cover The Good War van Jack Fairweather
Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan
In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph - a good war' in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It has since...
›› meer info
Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780241334140
4.6 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Becoming van Michelle Obama (Hardcover)
Now a Major Netflix Documentary | Engelstalige editie
Dit is de Engelstalige versie The intimate, powerful, and beautifully written memoir by the United States' former First Lady that inspired the...
›› meer info
4.5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover Vrijwillig naar Auschwitz van Jack Fairweather
Witold Pilecki, de man die in Auschwitz infiltreerde
De Poolse vrijheidsstrijder Witold Pilecki was een van de grootste helden uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Dit is zijn verhaal. Als de enige persoon die...
›› meer info
Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780241978726
4.5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Cut Out Girl van Bart van Es (Paperback)
A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018
›› meer info
Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781529105100
4.9 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse van Charlie Mackesy (Hardcover)
Dit is de Engelstalige versie Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'Feeling a...
›› meer info
Boek cover The Volunteer van Jack Fairweather
The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz
COSTA BOOK AWARD WINNER: BOOK OF THE YEAR &; #1 SUNDAY TIMES (UK) BESTSELLER &;Superbly written and breathtakingly researched, The Volunteer...
›› meer info
Boek cover Clinical Companion in Nephrology van Jack Fairweather
The second edition of this educational book provides an updated resource on how best to discuss and manage acute and chronic presentations of renal...
›› meer info
Boek cover El Voluntario van Jack Fairweather
The true story of a Polish resistance fighter’s infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his attempt to warn the Allies about...
›› meer info