O Voluntário de Auschwitz

O Volunt rio de Auschwitz Witold Pilecki capit o do Ex rcito do Estado clandestino polaco fez algo que mais ningu m teve a coragem de repetir voluntariar se para ser preso em Auschwitz o mais violento e mort fero campo de c

  • Title: O Voluntário de Auschwitz
  • Author: Witold Pilecki
  • ISBN: 9789896682088
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
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    Witold Pilecki, capit o do Ex rcito do Estado clandestino polaco, fez algo que mais ningu m teve a coragem de repetir voluntariar se para ser preso em Auschwitz, o mais violento e mort fero campo de concentra o nazi, e, dessa forma, relatar os horrores ali praticados pelo Terceiro Reich.A miss o, realizada entre 1940 e 1943, tinha dois objetivos informar os Aliados sobrWitold Pilecki, capit o do Ex rcito do Estado clandestino polaco, fez algo que mais ningu m teve a coragem de repetir voluntariar se para ser preso em Auschwitz, o mais violento e mort fero campo de concentra o nazi, e, dessa forma, relatar os horrores ali praticados pelo Terceiro Reich.A miss o, realizada entre 1940 e 1943, tinha dois objetivos informar os Aliados sobre as pr ticas nazis nos seus campos de concentra o, dos quais se conheciam, ent o, apenas algumas informa es esparsas, mas muito preocupantes e organizar os prisioneiros em grupos de resist ncia contra as for as alem s, na tentativa de controlar o campo.Sobrevivendo a muito custo a quase tr s anos de fome, doen a e brutalidade, Pilecki foi bem sucedido na sua miss o, conseguindo evadir se do campo de concentra o em abril de 1943.O Volunt rio de Auschwitz o relat rio mais extenso do capit o Witold Pilecki, completado em 1945, no ex lio Escondido pela ditadura comunista na Pol nia durante mais de 40 anos, este documento nico na hist ria e na literatura sobre Auschwitz, a Segunda Guerra Mundial e o Holocausto agora publicado pela primeira vez em portugu s.Este livro venceu o Pr mio Internacional para Melhor Biografia Mem ria 2013.

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    • Terri Lynn says:

      This book is very easy to read because the writer Witold Pilecki used such clear writing since he was not writing a book but instead was writing a series of reports which have been gathered into this book . It is also one of the hardest books too read that I have ever picked up because he was writing so clearly about the day to day realities of Auschwitz, a place run by subhuman monsters with no code of ethics and no respect for other people. This is a unique piece of history from the 20th centu [...]

    • Uwe Hook says:

      "When God created the human being, God had in mind that we all should be like Captain Witold Pilecki."The Auschwitz Volunteer" is the single most extraordinary tale of heroism you will ever read. To say that Witold Pilecki was a "man's man" is to understate the case considerably. We don't have words to adequately convey the kind of heroism Pilecki displayed. Language is a common possession and Pilecki was entirely uncommon. Witold Pilecki is one of the greatest heroes our species has produced. Y [...]

    • Michael says:

      Witold Pilecki, married middle age father, volunteers to get himself arrested and sent to Auschwitz (September 1940) to be able to gather information for the Polish Underground & help organize the resistance within the camp. This book is the English translation of his 1945 written report to the Polish High Command. Murdered by Russian Communists in 1948 his name was effectively purged from Polish history until after the fall of the Soviet Union. This relatively unknown (in English at least) [...]

    • Eva Leger says:

      Definitely worth reading. I borrowed this from the library and was horrified to find halfway through the book that someone had torn out a page. It was a page with a full page photograph, that much I could tell, and it's more of that someone would actually do that to a book - any book - than anything I "missed".Regardless, the photos are amazing, as with any book of this nature. I just stare at the faces and try to imagine what they could have been thinking at that exact moment.Pilecki's writing [...]

    • Orion says:

      The Auschwitz Volunteer is a newly available English translation of a report written by Witold Pilecki, a Polish military officer, in the late summer of 1945 about the 3 years he spent inside the Auschwitz concentration camp from 1940-1943. Auschwitz was young then: Pilecki was on the second transport of prisoners to what had been a Polish cavalry base converted by the Germans into a camp for Polish prisoners. When the first transport was sent, Pilecki volunteered to infiltrate the prison, organ [...]

    • Barbaraleah says:

      This is perhaps, the most amazing book I have read on the Holocaust. Captain Witold Pilecki VOLUNTEERED to go to Auschwitz to organize rebellion and to ensure the world knew what atrocities were being perpetrated. Captain Pilecki is the definition of a hero.A must read!

    • Margaret says:

      Did anybody know? Did anybody try to tell the world? Yes. The answer is "yes." Based upon reports Pilecki wrote, this work takes you inside the death camp and details the inner workings of the Nazi atrocities and how some were able to survive the brutality and horror, creating a network of resistance and support. Pilecki details both the depravity and the selflessness that can be contained within human beings. Not a book for the younger reader, but one that could supplement a study of World War [...]

    • Linda says:

      This book stands alone among the many accounts I've read of life and death in Auschwitz. Captain Pilecki did not intend it as a book, but as a military, intelligence report to the Polish Underground. It is a factual recounting of his life, observations, and work in Auschwitz in its earlier years. He tried not to editorialize, but as he stated, "We were not made out of though it sometimes seemed as if even a stone would have broken out in a sweat." Sometime his horror and his commentary had to sp [...]

    • Eleanor says:

      All the movies I've seen about the horrors of the German concentration camps did not prepare me for Pilecki's accounts of the brutality that occurred. One example: burying inmates headfirst in gravel pits and placing bets on how long their legs would continue waving in the air. This book is not for the squeamish. And that brings me to one of Pilecki's major observations about survival. "The bitter truth," he writes, is that intellectuals have few survival skills. Many lacked the willpower to eat [...]

    • Laura Kuhn says:

      The text provides a view of Auschwitz that is rarely seen. Mr. Pilecki was in the camp early in its inception and he was there as a Pole and Catholic. As a member of the Polish army (and subsequent underground), he allowed himself to be arrested in order to build cells in the camp. This book is the third report her wrote detailing his experiences, and he was executed by Soviets before he had a chance to revise it in anyway. The style is raw and in diary form. Great supplemental material in intro [...]

    • Steve Bookman says:

      One of the proud republic of Poland's incredible heroes in a long history of resistance to domination by powerful neighbors. All of the handful of documented escapes from Auschwitz are amazing, but this one starts with the perhaps unique circumstance of the author's voluntary entry to the concentration camp with the aim of starting and building a resistance organization.A vivid if somewhat breathless narrative accompanies by a large number of photographs and side narrative by the publishers and [...]

    • Natalie says:

      Love it when the "little" man/woman, stands up and actually does what his conscience yells at him to do. One one side you have the Nazis who did exactly that and then You have the people described here. Its a heart wrenching book. And it took me a while to stop crying every time I thought about it and tryed to review it. One of my heroes Michele Colucci alias Coluche once said: Bravery consists not in saying what you think, but in doing what you say. This is what the "few" did. Read it for yours [...]

    • Joseph Serwach says:

      Amazing and true story of the Polish hero who snuck into Auschwitz to prepare for the eventual uprising against the Nazis. He stayed in the camp for years, organizing a resistance. He eventually escaped to fight in the Warsaw Rising of 1944, survived the war and then came back to fight the communists, eventually losing his life to the Russians in 1949. An amazing and true story largely in his own words showing what it was really like.

    • Brian Ferris says:

      I have not read many stories on the Holocaust but I think this is one of the best ones. I chose this one because the thought of somebody volunteering to go to Auschwitz was mind-boggling. The author made the content very easy to read and so I found that I was able to finish this book very quickly. I will admit there were some parts where I had to take a little break due to the content. If you get stuck hug a puppy it'll make you feel better. :-)

    • Hermien says:

      I'm conflicted about this book. If it is all true it is an amazing story, but I failed to understand the purpose of infiltrating Auschwitz and staying there for three years. I'm not sure what it achieved in the end.

    • Nick says:

      In a world where we’re so used to fictional superheroes, it’s hard to imagine there were ever any real ones; if anyone living or dead ever deserved to be called a superhero, it’s Witold Pilecki.He’s like William Wallace, James Bond, Rambo and MacGyver rolled into one.He was fighting Russia in the trenches in 1919-1920, and setting up secret armies against the Nazis and the Soviets in the late 1930s. He chose to go into Auschwitz and later just decided to leave, surviving being shot at se [...]

    • Christopher Bowley says:

      This is a story of a great man, Wiltold Pilecki, or 'Inmate 4859'. It tells the story of his voluntary admission into Auschwitz during a Warsaw street round up in 1940 to his escape in 1943. It doesn't really cover his involvement in the Warsaw uprising or his later capture and execution. I read this as preparation for a trip to Auschwitz and I felt like I really 'got to know' the hero. I listened to the audio version which came with a pdf supplement, which I read after to compound the knowledge [...]

    • Kandice Newren says:

      This was a book that was recommended by one of the book blogs I follow. It was interesting to see how Auschwitz was started and how it transformed over about three years. It was heartbreaking to realize all that was happening in that camp and the cruelty of others. It makes me want to learn more about the Polish resistance during the war, so maybe that's where I'll go next. The writing, although written some time after escaping the camp, tells the story well. There isn't a lot of flowery writing [...]

    • Tomi says:

      Excellent book. This is actually a report that Pilecki sent to his superiors after he had been in Auschwitz - having managed to get himself arrested and taken there voluntarily to report on the conditions. He was one of the early inmates. This is written in a matter-of-fact style which makes it even more heartrending. I can't understand how people can be so evilIt was impossible to put this book down once I had started it. It shows the horror of Auschwitz from the very beginning. I can't underst [...]

    • Mark Dodson says:

      My son and I visited the Holocaust Museum in DC last summer, and I wanted to do some more reading about it. I found this one just looking through the shelves in our public library, and glad that I did. Without mentioning any spoilers, it’s a survivor’s story of 32-months in Auschwitz from 1940 to 1943 and how he was able to survive. Keep in mind that the conditions there were very difficult and it contains very graphic accounts of cruel torture and killing. It is quite a read and will leave [...]

    • Liliana Pinto says:

      O livro "O Voluntário de Auschwitz" é um livro cru. Que mostra do que a raça humana é capaz quando se une para mal, mas que também mostra do que é capaz quando se une para o bem.Witold Pilecki deve ser homenageado pela força e coragem que teve para se entregar aos alemães e para ter ido para o campo de concentração de forma voluntária. Passou lá vários anos que se tornaram cada vez piores e fugiu na altura certa. Um homem de coragem que não merecia morrer da forma que morreu.

    • Donna Luu says:

      It's hard to believe that a first-person account of Auschwitz can be so recently discovered/published. It's even harder to read this knowing the ultimate fate of the author, who escaped Auschwitz only to be executed as a traitor. Still, a very compelling account.

    • Bia Pacheco says:

      A coragem de um Homem que foi para Auschwitz e presenciou o horror de milhares de JudeusTestemunho extraordinário

    • Merilyn says:

      Imteresting story about Witold Pilecki who infiltrated Auschwitz so he could write a report about what was going on inside the Concentration Camp.

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    • Dana says:

      Witold Pilecki is probably the only person who went to a German concentration camp voluntarily. His report is for everyone, who'd like to learn more about the daily life (and daily death) in Auschwitz. If you don't want to read about atrocities though, don't read this book. There are always new horrible ways of muder and torture, throughout the book.The only positive thing about this true story is the fact, that even in such deadly conditions, organizing and working together could improve the li [...]

    • April says:

      I listened to the audiobook of The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery by Witold Pilecki because essentially it was assigned for something kind of secret that I am taking part in. I can’t really tell you guys until it is over. Anyways, of the books I was assigned I decided to listen to this book first because I find the Holocaust horrifying and I have always been interested in why and how humans could be so terrible and carry out such awful deeds. So, I listened to The Auschwitz Volunteer: Bey [...]

    • Dora Santos Marques says:

      Por adorar o tema do Holocausto e pelo título ser altamente sugestivo, comprei este livro. Ficou aquém das minhas expectativas mas acaba por ser normal porque isto é um relato in loco de uma pessoa que dia a dia escrevia o que conseguia e o livro é uma tradução desse relato.Não há uma narrativa sequencial

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    • Gonzaga Escauriaza says:

      Me ha impresionado menos porque el libro anterior que he leído es Auschwitz y por tanto, las cosas que pasan en el campo de concentración ya me las sabía.Pero la historia de esta señor es impresionante.Hay gente con mucha fe y que está dispuesto a seguir sus principios sin tener en cuenta las consecuencias.

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