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SUMMER 1940: Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp, report on Nazi Crimes, raise a secret army and stage an uprising. The name of the camp – Auschwitz.

Over the next two-and-a-half years, Pilecki forged an underground army within Auschwitz that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi officers, and gathered evidence of terrifying abuse and mass murder.

But as he pieced together the horrifying Nazi plans to exterminate Europe’s Jews, Pilecki realised he would have to risk his men, his life, and his family to warn the West before all was lost.

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