In September 1940, the Polish soldier Witold Pilecki used faked identity documents to be arrested and sent to Auschwitz, which he planned to infiltrate and destroy from within. Boldly, Pilecki organized a resistance movement inside Auschwitz, hoping that one day friends from outside would liberate the camp. When no help from outside came, he decided to flee and inform the world of the atrocities inside.
He managed not only to flee but also to bring secret documents which he planned to use as proof, and even then he was not believed, as the stories seemed exaggerated. Pilecki begged the Allies to help liberate Auschwitz. They turned him away.
After the war, Stalin’s secret police arrested Pilecki for treason, tortured him, and finally executed him. He was 47. The Soviets worked hard to hide his story, to erase him from history. It wasn’t until the fall of the Soviet Union that the world learned of Pilecki’s heroism.
Norman Davies, a British historian, wrote: “If there was an Allied hero who deserved to be remembered and celebrated, this was a person with few peers.”
Another time a picture is as good as a thousand words!
A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it.”
The daughter went to the used car lot, returned to her father and said, “They offered me $1,000 because the said it looks pretty worn out.”
The father said, now “Take it to the pawn shop.” The daughter went to the pawn shop, returned to her father and said,”The pawn shop offered only $100 because it is an old car.”
The father asked his daughter to go to a car club now and show them the car. The daughter then took the car to the club, returned and told her father,” Some people in the club offered $100,000 for it because “it’s an iconic car and sought by many collectors.”
Now the father said this to his daughter, “The right place values you the right way,” If you are not valued, do not be angry, it means you are in the wrong place. Those who know your value are those who appreciate you……Never stay in a place where no one sees your value.