Although Captain Witold Pilecki - a Roman Catholic Pole - escaped Auschwitz death camp, he was eventually captured and arrested, on May 8, 1947, by secret police agents of the Soviet Socialist Ministry of Public Security, the MGB. Continuously tortured by men notorious for their brutality, he protected others and never gave up any information. His show trial took place on March 3, 1948, he was sentenced to death on May 15, and, on May 25, 1948, he was executed by Piotr Śmietański (infamous as the Butcher of Mokotow Prison), shot in the back of the head.
His burial place was never found.
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