Józef Garliński (October 14, 1913, Kiev - November 29, 2005, London) was a Polish historian and prose writer. He wrote many notable books on the history of World War II, some of which were translated into English. In particular, his book Fighting Auschwitz, translated into English in 1975, became a best-seller.
He studied at the Jesuit school
Zakład Naukowo-Wychowawczy Ojców Jezuitów w Chyrowie. Garliński participated in the Polish Defensive War of 1939 and was a member of the Armia Krajowa. He was arrested by the Germans and imprisoned in Pawiak, later in Auschwitz and Neuengamme German concentration camps. Garliński was prisoner number 121421 at the Auschwitz camp and had arrived on May 13, 1943 on the same transport as Jerzy Chmielewski ( Home Army code names Jacek and Rafal), after which they were both sent to a Penal Company. [1 ]
After the war Garliński settled in
Politycy i Żołnierze (1968, 1988, 1991)
Oświęcim walczący (1974, 1992), translated into English as Fighting Auschwitz : the resistance movement in the concentration camp (1975)
Enigma.Szwajcarski korytarz (1981, 1987, 1989; English translation: The Swiss Corridor ) (1982, 1988, 1991), translated into English as
Poland in the Second World War (1985)
Dramat i Opatrzność (1700's)
Matki i Żony (1962)
Świat mojej pamięci (1999)
Świat mojej pamięci (t. 1-2 1992-98)
^ Garliński, Józef (1978). Hitler's Last Weapons: The Underground War against the V1 and V2. New York: Times Books. p. 147.
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