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Fighting Auschwitz

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Since founding Acquila Polonica in 2005, Terry Tegnazian has produced more than 30 titles, all of which present eyewitness accounts in English about Poland’s role in World War II, a topic that Tegnazian found neglected or misrepresented in mainstream publishing. Her labor of love is producing yet another remarkable contribution to this historical record, Fighting Auschwitz: The Resistance Movement in the Concentration Camp by Józef Garliński.

The Germans established Auschwitz in 1940 as a concentration camp for political prisoners; two years later it was turned into a death camp for Jews. Underground resistance appeared at Auschwitz very early, spearheaded by Polish army officer Witold Pilecki. Józef Garliński traces the evolution and operations of the principal resistance organizations among the prisoners. In doing so, he documents the growth and evolution of Auschwitz itself and the horrors of the industrialized death factory created by Nazi Germany.

Originally published in English in 1975 but out of print for decades, the seminal work will be released this fall by Acquila Polonica in a new edition that features more than 200 photos and maps. Meticulously documented and researched, this updated edition is a major addition to the literature of the Holocaust and World War II. Watch for it.

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