Jack Fairweather takes home the Costa Book of the Year 2019 for The Volunteer

Congratulations to Jack Fairweather whose book The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz has been announced as the 2019 Costa Book of the Year!

Winner of the 2019 Biography Award and Costa Book of the Year

The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather (WH Allen)

The incredible story of Witold Pilecki – one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War – a Polish resistance fighter who volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz where he forged an underground army, sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi officers, gathered evidence of the mass murder of the Jews and spread news of the Holocaust to the Allies.

 

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