The Auschwitz Volunteer


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Aquila Polonica on national TV - interview on Lifetime television morning show The Balancing Act


Wall Street Journal Europe
– Opinion by Aquila Polonica publisher Terry Tegnazian, “Polish Heroes:
The history of the country's World War II resistance against Nazi Germany fell victim to Realpolitik.”

 Publishers Weekly – “Aquila Polonica Finds Its Niche”

Warsaw Business Journal
- Opinion by Aquila Polonica publisher Terry Tegnazian, "The Polish Connection."



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  proseawardWinner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Biography & Autobiography

 ibpa-benfranklinaward-label-silver-finalist-2010-6-4 Winner of the Silver Award for Autobiography/Memoir at the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards


 One man volunteered for Auschwitz, and now we have his story. Pilecki’s report on Auschwitz, unpublishable for decades in Communist Poland and now translated into English…is a historical document of the greatest importance.”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 New York Times - 'Editors' Choice'

 “A shining example of heroism that transcends religion, race and time. Essential reading for anyone interested in the Holocaust.”
 — Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland

"Extraordinary memoir. Extraordinarily powerful prose. Pilecki’s depiction of life in Auschwitz and his description of opposition in Auschwitz deserves to be read alongside the accounts of Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel."
The New Republic


Remarkable revelations.”
Publishers Weekly

 We have few, if any, descriptions that compare to this one—and, therefore, it's a priceless document.
— Dr. Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, author of Bloodlands


"A work of supreme importance."
Tablet Magazine


"Vibrant with fresh perspectives...As we turn his pages we unforgettably commune with the voice of courage...It is an extraordinary book."
— Martin Amis, bestselling author of Time's Arrow and Lionel Asbo: State of England


"A fascinating first-hand account of virtually all aspects of life inside the camp."
The Atlantic

"One of the great heroes of the 20th century."
Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Remarkable exploits. Perhaps because he wrote in factual, unemotional language, perhaps because he wasn't a Jew, his observations continue to carry an irrefutable weight."
Jewish Journal


One of the "Five Best" books on wartime secret missions!
Wall Street Journal

Maclean's (Canada)

"We have been reviewing Holocaust literature for the Jewish News for 29 years. But this book, The Auschwitz Volunteer, is truly unique, at once a transcendent example of heroism and a historical document of singular importance. Certain to become a standard reference work in every major Holocaust library collection."
Jewish News


“Earthshaking. A book which I hope will be widely read.”
— Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic & International Studies


"Suspenseful, inspiring, recounting bravery that few of us can imagine. His words are of extreme importance to Jews and to any other community that suffered at the hands of the Nazis."
The Jewish Week, New York City


“This remarkable book...may shock but will surely enlighten. Here is a portion of the Auschwitz story that needed to be told.”
  — Professor Gerhard L. Weinberg, author of A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II


 “An Allied hero who deserved to be remembered and celebrated.”
  — Professor Norman Davies, FBA, historian and author of Vanished Kingdoms and God's Playground


A real contribution to our understanding of the history of Poland under Nazi occupation.”
— Dr. Antony Polonsky, Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University, author of The Jews in Poland and Russia


"The most extraordinary intelligence report you will ever read."
The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies

"This exceptional book's value is obvious. The Auschwitz Volunteer is truly a gift."
Military Review, the Professional Journal of the U.S. Army


"The Auschwitz Volunteer is the best book I read in 2012...Pilecki's story is astonishing."
Wildmoo Books




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