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This true account follows Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative who accepted a mission in 1940 and put his life on the line in the name of truth and country. For over two years, under the cruelest conditions, Pilecki infiltrated the concentration camp – Auschwitz – to report Nazi crimes, raise a secret army, and stage an uprising. Journalist Jack Fairweather uncovers previously hidden diaries, family and camp survivor accounts, and recently declassified files, introducing young readers to this unsung heroic figure. A Rebel in Auschwitz: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Fought the Nazis from Inside the Camp is a definitive look at one of the first outsiders to bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust.
Jack Fairweather is a former war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan and the author of several books for adults. Including the story of Witold Pilecki titled The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Infiltrated Auschwitz. This book won the Costa Award and was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller. His war coverage has won a British Press Award and an Overseas Press Club award citation. He divides his time between the UK and Vermont.
Neal Bascomb is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of a number of non-fiction narratives for all ages. Books for young adults include Sabotage and The Grand Escape. He lived in Europe for several years as a journalist and worked as an editor at St. Martin’s Press. In 2000, he started writing books full time.
Ages 14 and up