In Podcast 270 I tell the story of Kazimierz Piechowski, or Kazik, who grew up as a Boy Scout in Tczew on the border of Poland and Germany. When the Nazis invaded in 1939 Kazik learned the true meaning of the Scout motto.
British songwriter, Katy Carr, wrote “Kommander’s Car” a song relating the pivotal moments of Kazik’s story. In August 2009 Katy Carr traveled to Poland and recorded her meeting with the then 90 year old Kazik and his wife Iga. The result is the documentary, Kazik and the Kommander’s Car;
This article from the Guardian relates Kazik’s 2011 visit to London’s Baden-Powell House where he met with British Scouts.
Kazik and Katy at the monument to fallen Scouts in the municipal park in Tczew Poland.
The Left Handshake, a history of Scouts in occupied countries during World War II, is a great read!