Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Volunteered to die in place of a stranger in a Nazi death camp
Maximilian Maria Kolbe was a Polish Catholic priest and Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz.
Born: 8 January 1894, Zduńska Wola, Poland
Died: 14 August 1941, Auschwitz concentration camp
Canonized: 10 October 1982
Patron Saint of Families
Feast day: 14 August
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