Story of a secret state : my report to the world
—Karski, Jan, 1914-2000.
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2013
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Karski was a brilliant young diplomat when war broke out in 1939 with Hitler's invasion of Poland. Taken prisoner by the Soviet Red Army, which had simultaneously invaded from the East, Karski narrowly escaped the subsequent Katyn Forest Massacre. He became a member of the Polish Underground, the most significant resistance movement in occupied Europe, acting as a liaison and courier between the Underground and the Polish government-in-exile. He was twice smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, and entered the Nazi's Izbica transit camp disguised as a guard, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust.

Item Details
Subjects:
Karski, Jan, 1914-2000.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Polish.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland.
ISBN:
9781589019836
Description:
xxxi, 414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 1944.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-400) and index.
Contents:
Foreword / by Madeleine Albright
Biographical essay of Jan Karski / by Timothy Snyder
Defeat
Prisoner in Russia
Exchange and escape
Devastated Poland
The beginning
Transformation
Initiation
Borecki
Contact between cells
Mission to France
The underground state
Caught by the Gestapo
Torture
The SS hospital
Rescue
The "gardener"
Propaganda from the country
Execution of a traitor
The four branches of the underground
The Laskowa apartment
Assignment in Lublin
Retribution
The secret press
My "conspiratorial apparatus"
The liaison women
Marriage per procuram
School / Underground
Parliament in Poland
The ghetto
"To die in agony . . ."
Unter den Linden revisited
Journey through France and Spain
My report to the world.
LCCN:
2012037549
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