The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz with author Jack Fairweather and Clare Mulley (Readers and Writers Festival)

Fairweather posing for the camera with a smile
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Cost: Free Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Categories:
  • Reading and writing
  • Readers and Writers Festival

Writer and broadcaster, Clare Mulley, joins the Costa Prize award–winning author and journalist Jack Fairweather, to discuss the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish cavalry officer and resistance leader during the Second World War.

Pilecki was an amazing character whose life we should all know more about; a man who willingly volunteered to be imprisoned in the death camp Auschwitz in order to put together an underground resistance within the fences of the camp.

This event is co-organised with Poles in South London - Local Heroes Archive and Pilecki Institute, supported by Polish Embassy and Polish Cultural Institute in London. Online event