"Witold's Report" - the first report on attrocities of the Holocaust written down by "bravest of the brave", a volunteer to Auschwitz Witold Pilecki has been printed and is soon to go big. Among others, schools, libraries will receive free copies.
This is a great thing that owing to cooperation with the Foreign Ministry the Witold's report will now reach all Polish diplomatic missions abroad (...). The fact that the book was published by a NGO is significant", deputy head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Dariusz Gwizdala said.
It means that we all can get engaged and support the government in promoting Polish heroes, Gwizdala went on.
He made the statement during the presentation of a unique "Witold's Report" book published by the Cracow's "Where" foundation, The Study of Underground Poland in London and APOSTOLICUM publishing in Warsaw's 'PASTA' Building on Wednesday.
The publication of Witold's Report was prefaced by President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, daughter of Captain Pilecki, Zofia Pilecka - Optulowicz and MoD, Prof. Wojciech Fałkowski.
Witold's Report was presented at the International Book Fair in London, promoting Poland's "bravest of the brave" among both compatriots (with the support of the Polish Institute and the Polish Social and Cultural Center), as well as foreigners at the fair in Olympia.
The Polish Ambassador to London, Arkady Rzegocki, also appreciated the importance of the undertaking and invited the publishers: Eugeniusz Mareschand and the "Where" Foundation representative, Małgorzata Kupiszewska, to personally get to know the "Witold Report".
Rotamaster Witold Pilecki's report (a famous report from the German death camp in Auschwitz) was the first one of this kind. It was developed very conscientiously, with enormous care for fidelity to the original manuscript. The seemingly insignificant emotional, sometimes even unemotional and rough language of the Report, shows with exceptional precision the "hell on earth". (more...)
H/T to Church Militant