Sławomir Rawicz


Born
in Warsaw, Poland
September 01, 1915

Died
April 05, 2004


Sławomir Rawicz was a Polish Army lieutenant who was imprisoned by the Soviets after the German-Soviet invasion of Poland. In a ghost-written book called The Long Walk, he claimed that in 1941 he and six others had escaped from a Siberian Gulag camp and walked over 6,500 km (4,000 mi) south, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas to finally reach British India in the winter of 1942. In 2006, BBC released a report based on former Soviet records, including "statements" allegedly written by Rawicz himself, showing that Rawicz had been released as part of the 1942 general amnesty of Poles in the USSR and subsequently transported across the Caspian Sea to a refugee camp in Iran and that his escape to India never occurred.

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“What is most important is the deeply felt conviction that freedom is like oxygen, and I hope The Long Walk is a reminder that when lost, freedom is difficult to regain.”
Slavomir Rawicz, The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

“crossing of a small river bounded by steep banks. The”
Slavomir Rawicz, Long Walk: M/TV

“again. The disturbing influence of that one incident lasted”
Slavomir Rawicz, Long Walk: M/TV

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