Join in store of Waterstones Hampstead for an evening with Jack Fairweather, author of the upcoming book, The Volunteer: The True History of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz.
This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War.
In the summer of 1940, after the Germans 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 Reich. His mission was to report on German crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre was Auschwitz.
Drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp’s fighters, Jack Fairweather shows how Witold attempted to save hundreds of thousands of lives.
How does an ordinary man, a farmer and father, find the moral capacity to piece together, and expose the Germans greatest crimes while others turned away? The result is an enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man’s attempt to change the course of history. ‘The Volunteer’ is an incredible true story of survival and heroism that will add a provocative new chapter in the history of the mass murder of the Jews.
WHEN: Wednesday 3rd July 18:30
WHERE: Waterstones London – Hampstead, 68-69 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QP
TICKETS: in store or online.
Tickets: £7. Ticket price includes a glass of wine upon arrival.
Further details: 020 7794 1098Events