It has been 80 years since July 29, 1941, when Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe volunteered to give his life for fellow inmate Franciszek Gajowniczek, who had been sentenced to death by starvation in retaliation for a Pole’s escape from Auschwitz. Father Kolbe died in a starvation bunker on August 14 1941 and was finished off […]
“The Holocaust wasn’t committed by some Nazis, but by Hitler’s Germany; the Third Reich is responsible for the Holocaust,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during a ceremony commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The PM criticized attempts to revise the truth and claimed Poland will always stand as a guardian of truth.
The monodrama performance based on reports by Witold Pilecki, Polish war hero who volunteered to Auschwitz and after the war was executed by communists, has conquered Broadway. The New York Times has declared Pilecki “one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century.”
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