Leonardo Defilippi portrays the inspiring life and death of Saint Maximillian Kolbe, who in 1941 came forward to take the place of a married man condemned to death at the Auschwitz concentration camp. In this he beautifully fulfilled the words of Christ, "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." In 1941, Father Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the Gestapo for his tireless work against the Nazi forces and sent to the infamous death camp of Auschwitz. There he was used for slave labor, frequently beaten and subjected to humiliations. Forty one years after that heroic act Maximilian was canonized by Pope John Paul II, who called him "the saint for our difficult century". Also available on video vc 1873.
Media ID: 61324
Length: 75 Min.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: SH-A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult