Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Real-life heroes

A diarist at dailyKos is posting stories of real-life heroes each Wednesday. The two most recent stories are from the era around WWII and involve two Polish men who separately tried to alert the world to what was happening to the Jews in Europe, and one of them even arranged to be arrested and imprisoned in Auschwitz so that he could organize a resistance effort there and get reports of conditions to the outside. Both harrowing and inspiring, and both about men I had never heard of before.

Jan Karski
Witold Pilecki

The work is never finished.

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