Witold Pilecki served as a Polish cavalry officer who spent nearly three years in Auschwitz clandestinely working to undermine the Germans and inform the Allies of Nazi crimes.

In his book The Volunteer, award-winning journalist Jack Fairweather reconstructs Witold Pilecki’s remarkable, little-known story. Unimaginably, Pilecki was able to orchestrate his own arrest and incarceration in order to establish a resistance network against the Nazis.

Fairweather discusses his book with Robert Jan van Pelt, world-renowned scholar and chief curator of the current Museum exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away., in the program video below.