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The Saint of Auschwitz The death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau became the killing center during WWII where the Nazis murdered the largest numbers of European Jews Extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with some estimates running as high as three million persons killed there through gassing starvation disease shooting and burning One Christian man who died here became a martyr to the truth of evils of Nazism - a true hero for our time a saint who lived what he preached total love toward God and man Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish priest who died as prisoner 1677 in Auschwitz-Birkenau August 14th 1941 When a prisoner escaped from the camp the Nazis selected 10 others to be killed by starvation in reprisal for the escape One of the ten selected to die Franciszek Gajowniczek began to cry My wife My children I will never see them again At this St Maximilian stepped forward and asked to die in his place His request was granted The story begins in 1894 - Raymond Kolbe was born near Lodz in a part of Poland then under Russian rule of parents who worked at home as weavers In 1910 he became a Franciscan taking the name Maximilian Maximilian studied at Rome and was ordained in 1919 He returned to Poland and taught Church history in a seminary He built a friary just west of Warsaw which eventually housed 762 Franciscans and printed eleven periodicals one with a circulation of over a million including a daily newspaper In 1930 he went to Asia where he founded friaries in Nagasaki and in India In 1936 he was recalled to supervise the original friary near Warsaw When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 he knew that the friary would be seized and sent most of the friars home He was imprisoned briefly and then released and returned to the friary where he and the other friars began to organize
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