Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98

Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said. Piechowski, who became prisoner number 918 when he was deported to the infamous death camp in 1940, escaped two years later with three fellow prisoners in one of the most daring escape efforts of World War II. Piechowski and the three others managed to escape after stealing uniforms and guns of officers belonging to the Nazis’ feared SS branch and hijacking the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to camp commander Rudolf Hoess.



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