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The Volunteer

READ The Volunteer Jack Fairweather ´ 8 READ SUMMARY Í eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jack Fairweather How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horrorThis is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World WarIn the Summer of 1940 after the Nazi occupation of Poland an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the ReichHis mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secre. In 2003 my wife and I visited Krakow Poland as part of a trip to locate where my father s family lived before immigrating to the United States in the 1930s to escape the dark clouds that were descending upon Europe During our visit I hired a driver and spent hours visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau the resting place for many relatives that I never was fortunate enough to meet Seventy five years after the conclusion of World War II numerous uestions abound concerning the then then crown jewel of Hitler s extermination machine Books continue to proliferate but what sets Jack Fairweather s new book THE VOLUNTEER ONE MAN AN UNDERGROUND ARMY AND THE SECRET MISSION TO DESTROY AUSCHWITZ apart is his discovery of the role of Witold Pilecki who volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to organize an underground resistance that would be part of a major revolt against the Germans Pilecki has become a national hero in Poland and his story remained unknown in the west until it was uncovered by historians in the 1960s and 70s Much of his writings were sealed by the Soviet Union after the war because as a Polish nationalist Pilecki was deemed a threat to the state placed on trial and executed by the Stalinist regime It wasn t until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the opening of the state archives in Warsaw that the academic Adam Cyra and Pilecki s 60 year old son Andrzej had access to his father s writings and reports smuggled out of Auschwitz in order to alert the allies as to what was occurring in the crematoria and gas chambers and argue for the west to bomb the campsFairweather asks a number of important uestions from the outset that impinge upon the role of England and the United States as it learned of the extermination camps He carefully develops a number of important themes that reverberate throughout the narrative First despite Pilecki s earnest efforts that included being tortured beaten starved suffering from typhus he was able to employ the Polish underground network to smuggle out the truth as to what was occurring in Auschwitz to underground leaders in Warsaw who were able to convey part of his reports to the Polish government in exile and hence to the Churchill government in 1942 Much of this information was also communicated to the Roosevelt administration in Washington who was much of a political animal in deferring any decisions to assist the Jews be it immigration by confronting State Department policies that was openly anti Semitic under the auspices of Breckinridge Long or approving bombing of the camp Second was the mind set of British politicians in high circles who suffered from an in bred anti Semitism and saw Pilecki s information as a distraction from the main war effort They would allow the dissemination of some information but would not endorse it As Richard Breitman and David Wyman have pointed out the British were obsessed by the Palestinian issue and they feared an Arab reaction if they approved further immigration because of their dependence on Middle Eastern oil and the Suez Canal Lastly Fairweather s narrative focuses on Pilecki s attempt to educate the allies and get them to acknowledge the importance of what was occurring at Auschwitz On another level he concentrates on the allied response and the reasons for their deafness when it came to the extermination of European Jewry As he concludes the allied failure to Understand Auschwitz s role as the epicenter of the Holocaust allowing officials to continue to characterize the German assault on the Jews ASA a diffuse phenomenon that could only be stopped by defeating Germany Downplaying genocide could only inhibit further investigation Much of what Fairweather argues has been put forth by numerous historians but the key is the personal story of Witold Pilecki that unfolds Fairweather has written a deeply personal portrait of a man whose moral and ethical principles stood out in a deeply troubled period The narrative is based on assiduous research that included interviews with fellow inmates who the author had access that provide insights into his character his decision making and the impact of his actions Fairweather traces Pilecki s journey from his uiet family life who survived the Nazi onslaught on his country in September 1939 experiences in Auschwitz his methodology in organizing his underground network strategies for smuggling out information and how he tried to convince his superiors of the importance of destroying Auschwitz as it was a vehicle to exterminate millions of Jews as well as thousands of Polish CatholicsMany of Pilecki s compatriots like Dr Wladyslaw Dering a Warsaw gynecologist who faced the dilemma of how much he should cooperate with the Nazis as he tried to save as many inmates as possible a Polish spy known as Napoleon and Stefan Rowecki the leader of the Polish underground in Warsaw are introduced as are the kapos like Alois Staller who tortured the inmates the SS Commander Rudolf Hoss who ran the camp among many and of course the victims who suffered unbearably Fairweather presents the unfathomable and grisly details that go along with any discussion of the Holocaust that have appeared in historical accounts since the end of World War II but he delivers them in a concise manner with much sensitivity and at the same time is able to convey to the reader the importance of Pilecki s mission to expose what the Nazis were doing in Auschwitz particularly once the decision for the Final Solution is made in January 1942 at the Wannsee ConferenceIf there is a criticism that can be offered is that at times Fairweather is somewhat cavalier about his information ie his description the Battle of the Bulge as a minor hinderance to the allied drive to end the war Further he should be careful with his statistics stating that there were 2000000 Jews under Nazi control in Poland the 3300000 would be accurateOverall Fairweather has written an important book because he uncovers the 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