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Resistance

Resistance movement

There was an organized resistance movement in Auschwitz. In the first years, it involved mostly Polish political prisoners.

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One of its founders was Witold Pilecki (Tomasz Serafiński), the so-called “volunteer for Auschwitz.” He deliberately allowed himself to be captured during a street roundup in Warsaw in September 1940, in order to reach Auschwitz so that he could inform his superiors about conditions there and found the clandestine organization.