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October 2012
by Linda Carlson

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Aquila Polonica Publishing’s The Auschwitz Volunteer by Witold Pilecki has received pages and pages of publicity recently, with Publishers Weekly calling it “remarkable revelations” and the History Book Club and Canada’s Maclean’s praising it with phrases such as “extraordinary memoir.”

Most impressive is the 1,600-word review that appeared in the New York Times Book Review, which started its comments with an explanation: “Pilecki’s report on Auschwitz, unpublishable for decades in Communist Poland and now translated into English . . . is a historical document of the greatest importance. . . . The long report that constitutes this book dates from 1945 and summarizes what he noted along the way: the brutality of Ausch­witz as a German concentration camp for Poles in 1940 and 1941, and its transformation into something worse over the course of the war.”

Besides being named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Featured Selection of the History Book Club, The Auschwitz Volunteer is a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Military Book Club. Aquila Polonica Publishing did a book trailer for it that…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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