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31/8/2012

Polish historians hope secret mass grave will yield hero of Auschwitz who VOLUNTEERED to enter death camp and chronicle exterminations

Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, smuggling out word of executions before making a daring escape
But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime, tried on trumped-up charges and executed
Poland now hopes Pilecki’s remains will be identified among the skeletons of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass grave in Warsaw

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