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Jacek Dabrowski remembers visiting Maximilian Kolbe at his monastery before Kolbe was taken prisoner. Dabrowski was taken to Pawiak prison only two weeks after Kolbe was deported from Pawiak to Auschwitz.
clip, male, political prisone, Maximilian Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016
Jan Dudzinski recalls his interaction with a priest he would later discover was Maximillian Kolbe at Pawiak prison.
clip, male jewish survivor, Jan Dudzinski, Maximillian Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016
Michael Preisler explains the story of Maximilian Kolbe volunteering himself in place of another prisoner, who was going to be killed. Preisler was a prisoner at Pawiak prison after Kolbe had been deported from Pawiak to Auschwitz.
clip, jewish survivor, Michael Preisler, Maximillan Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016
A Franciscan friar and Catholic priest, Maximillian Koble sacrificed his life for another man in Auschwitz. After 14 days of being confined in a prison cell without food or water Kolbe was murdered by SS guards. Kolbe was beatified and then canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982, and known as “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century.”
Maximillian Kolbe / Friday, August 12, 2016