Maximilian Kolbe

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Interested in knowing more about the life of Maximilian Kolbe and how the issues he raised are applied in the world of today? Explore and click among the links on this page.

 Online Holocaust museum
 Saint of Auschwitz

Includes personal accounts of the crimes, heroism and villains of Auschwitz, including a more detailed account of Maximilian Kolbe’s death.

Author Elaine Murray Stone travelled in Poland and met several of Kolbe’s students from the 1930s in writing this biography.

 Survival in Auschwitz
 The diary of a young girl

Primo Levi was 25 when he was arrested in Italy and taken to Auschwitz for the “crime” of being Jewish. Survival in Auschwitz is his account of 10 months captivity in the death camp.

The diary of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl whose family were hidden during the Second World War in Nazi-occupied Holland.

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Our famous follower in these pages is Maximilian Kolbe who was imprisoned in Auschwitz for aiding groups persecuted by the Nazis. He exchanged his life for a condemned fellow-prisoner in Auschwitz during World War II.

These pages were written by Howard Ingham.

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