The Holocaust is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. The charred skeletons, the diabolic experiments, the death camps, the mass graves, the smoke from the chimneys ...

Auschwitz became the killing centre during WWII where the largest numbers of the Jews were murdered. One Christian man who died here became a martyr to the truth of evils of Nazism - a true hero for our time, a saint who lived what he preached, total love toward God and man ...



Maximilian Kolbe
was a Polish priest who died as prisoner 16670 in Auschwitz, on August 14, 1941. When a prisoner escaped from the camp, the Nazis selected 10 others to be killed by starvation in reprisal for the escape.

One of the 10 selected to die, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began to cry: "My wife! My children! I will never see them again!" At this Father Kolbe stepped forward and asked to die in his place - his request was granted.

As the ten condemned men were led off to the death Block of Building 13, Father Kolbe supported a fellow prisoner who could hardly walk. No one would emerge alive - Father Kolbe was the last to die ..

This is his story.

- Louis Bülow




 

Lest We Forget:
Oscar Schindler
He had the courage to care and continually risked his life to protect and save the Jews.

Lest We forget:
Irena Sendler
This remarkable woman defied the Nazis and saved 2,500 Jewish children.
Lest We forget:
Jane Haining
In Auschwitz the missionary refused to reject her orphans - she died for her beliefs.
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