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Witold Pilecki was a Polish soldier and founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance in German-occupied Poland 1939 and a member of the underground Home Army. Pilecki volunteered for an undercover operation to be imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp. Witold's intelligence reports enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He later escaped Auschwitz, and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. In 1948 he was executed by the Soviets.

OrdinaryHeroes - Witold Pilecki volunteered to be imprisoned in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in order to infiltrate Nazi death camps.

"Beat the Bolshevik!" - Polish propaganda poster.

Bij Bolszewika - Polish–Soviet War - Polish propaganda poster showing Polish cavalry and a gorilla-like Bolshevik soldier with a starred cap. The text reads: "Smash the Bolshevik"

Edward Rydz-Smigly, Polish Army, Marshal of Poland

Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły was Commander-in-Chief of Poland's armed forces when…

In the Warsaw ghetto,Irena Sendler got infants out in the bottom of her tool box & she carried in her truck a sack for larger children. Her dog she trained to bark when Nazi soldiers let her in & out of the ghetto.Soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog & the barking covered the kids noises.She SAVED 2500 KIDS.She was caught & the Nazi's broke her legs & arms.She hid the names of the kids in jars so they could reunite with parents,mostly all relatives were killed. Irena died at 98…

Irena Sendler A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler died in During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out

2d O Jadwiga Piłsudska served in the ATA between July 1942 and July 1944, as one of several Polish ferry pilots in Britain. Initially, she flew training and light transport aircraft before graduating to fighters, the Spitfire being her personal favourite. Piłsudska was described by her superiors as "of above average skills", allowing her to fly Class 4 aircraft, which included advanced twin-engined aircraft such as the Wellington and Mosquito in addition to fighters and transport aircraft.

O Jadwiga Piłsudska served in the ATA between July 1942 and July as one…

Statue of Józef Piłsudski in Cracow, Poland

Statue of Józef Piłsudski in Cracow, Poland

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, WW2 Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied Paris, refused to carry a weapon to honor her pacifist beliefs, captured by the Nazis, escaped from them twice, finally executed by them. Posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the British George Cross.

One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied…

Polish woman, fate unknown, who fought in the Warsaw Uprising

Female soldier of the Polish resistance "Home Army" (Armia Krajowa) The Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland.