Father Kolbe

While imprisoned in a German concentration camp, the Franciscan friar Maksymilian Kolbe offered to sacrifice his life for that of another prisoner condemned to die. The Nazis accepted and Fr. Kolbe was starved to death. The man he saved is still alive.

Czeslaw Medrek
c. 1993
Ceramic relief
© The Provincial Museum of Alberta

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