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Testimony: 80th anniversary of Saint Maximillian Maria Kolbe giving his life for another inmate in Auschwitz

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 […]