VIP: Very Important Poles
A compilation of some of the most important people in Polish history
Skałka crypt is packed tight with important Poles including composer Karol Szymanowski, writer Czesław Miłosz and painters Stanisław Wyspiański and Jacek Malczewski I Visit Poland I Sight-Seeing I Important People in Polish History
Meet Czesław Miłosz regarded by many as the finest Polish writer of the century I Visit his grave in Krakow, Poland at the Skałka Sanctuary where many other famous Poles are buried
Adrzej Wajda I Considered by Many to be the Father of Polish Cinema
World War Ii
Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, volunteered to infiltrate the Auschwitz concentration camp as a prisoner and escaped with intelligence that convinced the allies that the Holocaust was taking place.