Kolbe: A Saint in Auschwitz

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Written by the former parish priest of Dalkey County in Dublin, the play, subtitled The Saint of Auschwitz, recreates the events surrounding Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan friar, imprisoned for hiding Jews, volunteered to be executed in Auschwitz in place of a Polish stranger (arbitrarily chosen as one of ten prisoners to die because of an escape), and ministered to other prisoners in the death camp. Kolbe was later named a saint and called "the patron saint of our difficult century."
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 32M/3F

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Original or Prominent Production: Abbey Theatre, Dublin
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Original Language: English
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Salesiana Publications, 1983 (out of print)

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