Kazimierz “Kazik” Piechowski was a Polish boy scout. The Nazis arrested him for this reason in 1939 and Kazik was transported to Auschwitz in 1940.
His harrowing story of witnessing mass murder can only be told because of his determination to escape: he and two other former scouts, all political prisoners, broke into a store room, stole SS uniforms, and then hot-wired the camp commander’s super-fast sports car and simply drove out of the gates.
The story is told through an interview with Mr Piechowski, haunting animation from Galen Wainwright and the song ‘Kommander’s Car,’ by British singer and songwriter Katy Carr. Continue reading