7 July 2011
During the second world war, lots of men and women sacrificed there lifes for good reasons, but there is one event during that war that really grab me emotionally.
In 1941 at Auschwitz some Jews were left to die in a bunker. They were left there to starve to death. One of the selected men, a man named Franciszek Gajowniczek, cried out, lamenting his family,then a another man stepped forward volunteered to take his place. This mans name was Maximilian Kolbe. Kolbe was a Catholic priest, imprisoned in Auschwitz, because he had been hiding and helping Jews.
Kolbe took his place in the bunker.
During the time in the cell, he led the men in songs and prayer. After three weeks of dehydration and starvation, only Kolbe and three others were still alive.
Finally, he was executed with an injection of carbolic acid. Gajowniczek survived through the time in Auschwitz,and died in his home in the mid 80′s