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St. Maximilian Kolbe was born as Raymund Kolbe on January 8, 1894, in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II.

By Mary Massa For The Catholic Telegraph Interest in the book and hit movie Unbroken – the true story of a World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean only to be captured by the Japanese, prompted interest and a display of WWII memorabilia by