74 years ago today, a Polish hero #WitoldPilecki was murdered by the communists. He became a symbol of the martyrdom of the Polish freedom fighters persecuted by the communists after WW2. This is what #Pilecki’s last moments might have looked like. piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=YyHskk6k…
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This is what Witold Pilecki’s last moments might have looked like. We cordially invite you to discover a new spot prepared by IPN’s educational division.youtube.com
Witold Pilecki is a symbol — a victim of the aggression of two totalitarian regimes. In 1940 Pilecki allowed himself to be captured by the occupying Germans in order to infiltrate the Auschwitz concentration camp as a voluntary prisoner where he organized an underground movement.
After escaping from Auschwitz, he fought in the Warsaw Uprising and later he joined General Władysław Anders Polish II Corps in Italy. After returning to Poland, he once again became involved in the resistance. This time opposing the communist regime imposed on Poland after #WW2.
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Arrested by the communists, he was subjected to a brutal investigation. He was sentenced to death and murdered with a shot to the back of the head on 25 May 1948 at the Mokotów prison in Warsaw. Pilecki is considered a global symbol of opposition to totalitarian regimes.