February 3, 2020

Maximilian Kolbe: Martyr and Saint

Flowers sit on the railway tracks at the former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Hundreds of thousands of Jews and people of other faiths, including Catholics St. Edith Stein and St. Maximilian Kolbe, were killed at Auschwitz.
(CNS photo/Kacper Pempel, Reuters)

When the prisoners of Auschwitz’s Block 14 heard there was an escape, their faces went white. First those in the escapee’s block were required to stand at attention in the parade grounds until the escapee was found.

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