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Taiwan translates into Chinese first report on Nazis' Auschwitz death camp

Published on Jan 21, 2014 12:04 AM

WARSAW (AFP) - Taiwan will release a Chinese edition of the first-known Holocaust report on Auschwitz-Birkenau written by a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated the Nazi death camp, a Polish institute said on Monday.

The Chinese translation of the report will be available from Taiwanese publisher Acropolis starting Wednesday, Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) said on its website.

In 1940, Polish partisan Witold Pilecki deliberately got himself arrested by the occupying German Nazis a few months after they set up Auschwitz in southern Poland so that he could become a prisoner there and expose the camp's horror.

Despite his extraordinary role, Pilecki was unheeded by the Allied powers including the United States and Britain, and more than 65 years after his execution by Poland's communist regime, he has largely been forgotten outside of the country.

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