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Capt Pilecki Permanent Collection at USHM

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Captain Pilecki showed an exceptional bravery and determination to save the victims within the German concentration camp in Auschwitz, in September 1940. Pilecki allowed the German aggressors occupying Poland to capture him and to imprison him in Auschwi

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Apolonia Pl (393)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 1:41 pm
Please sign this petition for commemoration of captain Witold Pilecki.

Captain Pilecki showed an exceptional bravery and determination to save the victims within the German concentration camp in Auschwitz, in September 1940. Pilecki allowed the German aggressors occupying Poland to capture him and to imprison him in the Auschwitz concentration camp. There, together with other prisoners of Polish and other nationalities, he organized a resistance movement and wrote reports that were supposed to show the world the true picture of the place. After the war, he was accused by the communist government of espionage , tortured, and after a show trial, sentenced to death.

Apolonia Pl (393)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 1:44 pm
The next petition about USHM:

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:24 pm
juz Apoloniu:))dzieki wielkie

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:26 pm
what a wonderful and brave man. he deserves to be recognized as a hero. thank you for this. noted. signed.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks for posting Magda.

Beth M (138)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:31 pm

Susan G (49)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:33 pm
signed thanks and thanks Madgda!

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:47 pm
Signed with comment, noted, and tweeted. Thanks for sharing.

Kit B (276)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:50 pm

Signed, shared on FB and tweeted. What horrible times to be alive, we can not even begin to imagine what life was like.

Ruth M (235)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:50 pm
Signed & noted thanks Magda

Pat B (356)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:54 pm
Read about Witold Pilecki, he is an unsung hero. Thank you, Apolonia, I signed.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:59 pm
Thank you Apolonia for making another post about that unsung hero ( I remember well your previous post), but that petition is CLOSED -with only some 366 signatures! :-(( and the hyperlink you gave is out of function, to me at least. Thx to Magda for the heads up!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 3:12 pm
here is good petition:))my url is wrong in letter with this petition sorry my Friends:))

Barb K (1691)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 3:15 pm
Signed #297 203 signatures still needed. TY Magda for the fwd Apolonia for posting.

Edvanir L (77)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 3:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed and shared, thanks Magda. Sorry I could sign the one Apolonia mentioned.

Bettina Galo (70)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:17 pm
One can not exclude Poland from German history of genocide during World War II. I do not understand what the reason or the political motives behind it there. I honestly fail to recognize the courage of men and women in Polish help and salvation of the Jews themselves and pay the consequences is part of the same act of genocide that killed and maimed many Polish citizens ..


Angelika R (143)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:39 pm
Can s.o.please provide me with a valid, working link ?! As I said before, the link in Magda's message led to the CLOSED PETITION with 66 signatures, then closed.
the hyperlink Apolonia left above is not even clickable, nothing at all happens when clicking it..-------??????????

Angelika R (143)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:45 pm
AAHH, Signed
with 302 supporters ! Sorry, I had NOT clicked the headline link of the post but the one Apo left as hyperlink in comments. NOW it worked and the headline link took me to the valid petition!

deb s (145)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:12 pm
N & S the one was closed but this one I i signed with pride all the cultures have made a world. My own mother was Dutch and she always held an admiration and respect for America but never forgot her roots

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:21 pm
Done, TU Magda

Denise Doychak (54)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:00 pm
Noted and Signed. Thanks Magda.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:01 pm
Signed , thanks.

cathie S (154)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:07 pm

Katka Oelmann (279)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:32 pm
Thank you. Noted & signed.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:14 am
with 308 supporters

Lynn D (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:33 am

Marie Squire (9)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:02 am
thanks for this article

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:21 am
Bettinko Our history is not easy, we saved and we killed the Jews (darks site Polish history)but the whole of Poland fought with nazism and communism. 1.09.1939(09.1.1939) nazi Germany attacked us from west 17.09.1939(09.17.1939) stalin's Russia from east (Molotov Ribbentrop Pact)

Ruth L (239)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:36 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Apolonia and thank you Magda for the forward

Apolonia Pl (393)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:15 am
THANK YOU folks! you are great!
There is more info about cptn Pilecki: ...

Christeen A (371)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:49 am
Very interesting. Thank you. Signed.

Many Feathers (139)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:05 am
signed thanks Apolonia...

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:12 am
Noted and signed. thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:55 am

June M (139)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:02 am
signed..thanks Apolonia

Angelika R (143)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:33 am

. (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:55 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne B (107)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:25 am
Petition signed. It is important to remember tose who gave their lives in this horrific time in history. I visited Auscwitz in 2008 at night with a group I was traveling with. For those who cannot imagine this, there are many movies on this subject. I suggest the 2001 movie " The Grey Zone".Is there a memorial/statue honoring Fr. Maximillien Kolbe? I cannot recall. Thank you Apolonia for sharing this..

divergent revolution (309)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:32 am
signed..there was also a man who ran an orphanage for jewish children in Worsow,who when they came for the kids went with them...there are a lot of stories like this, the Polish/German part of my family were saved from the camps by selfless individuals who gave them fake papers..
One of my relatives wan't so lucky,he went to Auschwitz,and watched them shoot his wife and newborn baby,among other tortures that I will not get into.

Merike Lillenberg (52)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:34 am
Noted and signed. :)

Angelika R (143)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:40 am
Tas, I am soo sorry to hear this. Didn't know of that part of descent in your family- thought it was all Native American.

Angelika R (143)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:45 am
for all who are not getting it on their TV ,

Apolonia Pl (393)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:45 am
Marianne, there's dozen monuments of fr.Maximilian Kolbe in Poland, and his statue is also in Westimnster Abbey in London. There are dozen churches devoted to Him in Poland. His biggest sanctuary is in Szczuki near Lodz.
But in Auschwitz camp there's only his cell death. It's impressive enough...

Farah Hage Ali (155)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:46 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:48 am
signed and shared

Barbara F (47)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:58 am
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you, Apolonia!

Angelika R (143)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:59 am
15 min video about Warsow Ghetto uprising is included on site with the link I gave above, for all to watch who have NOT seen before!

john byrne (50)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:26 am

He was a brave man & credit to Poland & its people.

Lisa Germain (60)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:23 pm
signed on march 8th

Hugo L (255)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:40 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Apolonia

Chris F (11)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:53 pm
signed & noted. Thanks Apolonia

Edwin M (346)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signed thank you Apolonia

Apolonia Pl (393)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:34 pm
THANKS Angelika for that link: MARCH OF THE LIVING - WATCH LIVE. It was 22th march via 3 km road of death, from Auschwitz to Treblinka.

Winn A (179)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:22 pm

Jelica R (144)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:14 pm
All European countries, which were occupied by Nazis had their Quisling regimes, share history of official extradition of Jews to Hitler while many ordinary citizens risked their life to help save as many as they could. Thanks Apolonia, Magda and Bettina for bringing this up. After the war, Jewish organizations have found and honoured numerous persons for their bravery.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:36 pm
Done, thank you

Barbara K (62)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:03 pm
S & N, thanks, my friend. It is always an honor to honor a brave person.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:14 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Captain Witold Pilecki permanent collection at the Holocaust Museum "

Wow, what this man did was above and beyond. That his name isn't more well known or even recognized is sad and shameful. One thing for the common people not to know, but that the Scholers haven't made this more aware and that he didn't get a place in the Holocaust Museum.

I watched the video where he said that being in Auschwitz for those years was like childs play compared to the treatment by his own people under the Communist rule. What an eye opener that is. The inhumanity to man is such a disgrace upon the human race, thank goodness the good in men is also shown, and Captain Pilecki sure gave the example of the Highest that a human being can achieve from a good place in their heart.

It always amazes me how so many people waste their gift of life upon this Earth by being cruel and inhumane to all around them. That you spent that life being mean and hateful is a legacy I would never want to leave, but I find even worse is that good kind decent people are not remembered. Thank you for doing your part on getting his name out there Apolonia. Thanks for the link Angelika.

christine s (340)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:36 pm
Sad times to have lived through (to say the very very least) ----signed and noted.
Thank you Apolonia.

Constance F (418)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:13 pm
Absolutely ~ thank you for posting ! Great comment Dandelion.

Constantin G (4)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:12 pm
I signed it.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:50 pm
Noted, and gladly signed...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:59 am
"Ludzie ludziom zgotowali ten los" Z.Nalkowska People to people created (inflicted) this fate

paul m (93)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:03 am


Vyjayanti G (1164)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:12 am
Noted & Signed! ♥

Carol K (45)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:25 am
Thanks Apolonia! Such bravery! Noted and signed.

Ela V (85)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:58 am
i've signed it dear apolonia, i'm glad to be part of it

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:23 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Janice G (55)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:46 pm
Thanks and just about to sign now

Janice G (55)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:54 pm
Signed main link - the one on here not working!!!

Petra M (259)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:42 pm
Signed & noted thanks Magda

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:19 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Lana Ravensky (105)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:45 pm

Apolonia Pl (393)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:21 pm
THANKS to all of you! But 131 still needed...

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:37 am
noted too

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:18 am
Two friends have already signed, one from Belgium, one from Switzerland

Robyn L (7)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:49 pm
I signed. Tears to all the lost souls.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:22 pm
Signed and noted.

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 12:19 pm

Vladimir Izutkin (27)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:16 pm
He are the really great person! Memory of him is necessary to us. Signed on and noted here.

Apolonia Pl (393)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:15 pm
113 signatures still needed...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:11 pm
rodzina z Belgii podpisala

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 3:16 pm
moi koledzy tez

Apolonia Pl (393)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:16 pm
DZIEKUJE !!! Jeszcze 109 brakuje...

Jacqueline Lavanchy (42)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:44 am
Signed of course ! What a courageous man, an exemple for us all ! Thanks for sharing Apolonia !

Apolonia Pl (393)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:58 am
THANKS to all of you!!!

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:20 am
424th fh fb, thanx Apolonia

Apolonia Pl (393)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:43 am
THANKS!!! 76 signatures needed...

P. L. Neola (21)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:48 pm

Apolonia Pl (393)
Friday June 7, 2013, 4:28 pm
Now 39 signatures needed...

Michael A (28)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:36 pm
What a brave and good man he was, his life review must have been fantastic!!!!

Jim Phillips (3257)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:39 am
Petition signed.

Captain Witold Pilecki showed exceptional courage and bravery.

Ty, Apolonia.
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