Vermont Author Tells The Story Of The Resistance Fighter Who Infiltrated Auschwitz

Jun 12, 2019

Witold Pilecki was a Polish resistance fighter who intentionally allowed himself to be captured and sent to Auschwitz. His mission was to sabotage and gather information about the camp — well before the full truth of its horrifying purpose was revealed to the world. We're talking to the author of a new book on Pilecki about what he accomplished and why he isn't better known today.

"The Volunteer" by Jack Fairweather will be released by Harper Collins in the U.S. on June 26, 2019.
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Jack Fairweather has been a war correspondent for the Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph and now lives in Charlotte.

He's joins Vermont Edition to discuss his new book, The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz.

Broadcast live on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.