Witold Pilecki, a Polish Army officer, volunteered to get imprisoned in Auschwitz to gather intelligence and escape.
A Polish soldier Witold Pilecki volunteered to be caught and sent to Auschwitz so that he could report on the atrocities occurring there. After 2 1/2 years as a prisoner, he escaped.
A Polish midwife, responsible for delivery of over 3,000 children in Auschwitz, marked them with a ‘tattoo’ that would not be recognized by the SS guards, hoping that in the future it would be possible to recover these children.
There was a Jewish boxer named Salamo Arouch imprisoned at Auschwitz. While there, he was forced to fight bouts against other prisoners, the losers of which were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 bouts, eventually being released when the camp was liberated.
In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish prisoner. He saved her life multiple times and in return, she testified on his behalf during his post-war trial.
A man endured Mengele removing a kidney without anaesthesia and survived Auschwitz because he was the 201st person in line for a 200-person gas chamber.