Witold Pilecki, a Polish Hero
Brunssum, Netherlands – Afnorth International School is currently hosting an exhibition, prepared by the Branch Office of the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw, devoted to a Polish hero, Witold Pilecki.
Witold Pilecki was a cavalry master, born under occupation which influenced his life in many ways. His dream was to have an independent country. Therefore, he joined the Polish resistance during World War II in order to get imprisoned in the Auschwitz camp. There, he collected information and reported to the Western Allies about the atrocities in the camp. He also participated in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and remained loyal to the Polish government-in-exile. He was arrested in 1947 and executed a year later.
The exhibition leads visitors through a journey touching upon places related to the life of Witold Pilecki; it introduces people who played an important role in his life and includes pictures of his trial. The purpose of the exhibition is to remember a Polish hero who never stopped loving his country and fighting for the freedom of Poland.
The exhibition can be visited until March 11.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office