Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish friar who was sent to Auschwitz for hiding Jews during World War 2. He offered his life and volunteered to die in the place of another camp inmate who was about to be executed when the camp inmate cried that he had a ‘wife’ and a ‘child’. Maximilian, on the other hand, had no family. In 1982, Catholic Church venerated him as the patron saint of amateur-radio operators, of drug addicts, of political prisoners, of families, of journalists and of prisoners.

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