POSTPONED – The Volunteer: An Almost Unbelievable World War II and Auschwitz Story
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
University of Pennsylvania, Stephen A. Levin Building
425 South University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Brandeis Law Society and Jewish Graduate Student Network invite you to attend this unique panel discussion.
This panel will feature Jack Fairweather, author of The Volunteer, his book that tells the amazing story of Polish army officer Witold Pilecki. Dr. Elizabeth M. Zechenter will present a related story about Pilecki’s escape from Auschwitz.
During World War II. Ofc. Pilecki entered Auschwitz voluntarily under an assumed name in order to monitor and secretly transmit to the outside world the horrors of the Nazi death camp. After undergoing some true horrors within the camp for two years, he dramatically escaped and joined the Polish resistance before eventually being captured and executed by the communists. The story reveals that the Allies knew what was going on much earlier than is generally assumed. This raises ethical questions of what could and should have been done at the time.
Thank you to our sponsor, Jagiellonian Law Society.