Polish Historians Hope Secret Mass Grave Will Yield Hero of Auschwitz Who Volunteerd to Enter Death Camp and Chronicle Exterminations
But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass grave on the edge of Warsaw's Powazki Military Cemetery.
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