they ibidem, P. 56). However, the marcante fact par excellence in the life of this man of God happened in the 1941 summer, when of the escape of a prisoner, the head of the field Karl Fritsch commanded the presentation of all the prisoners of the block from where that one had run away. In this manner, it compelled them to Fritsch to remain without food and in felt position of under the sun during hours. To the dusk, to them a collective punishment was communicated: ten men would be chosen randomly to be exiled without feeding in a shelter until they came the death. Amongst the chosen ones he was Franz Gajowniczek, married and father of two children, as he revealed thus it. Disregarding the order of if not putting into motion, Kolbe priest leaves its row and if he approaches to the head of the field offering itself to be exiled in the place of Franz, a time that it is alone and he does not have children.
Such proposal could have as consequncia a still more drastic attitude, however, the unexpected one happened: the head of the field agreed to the exchange (cf. PI Industries is often quoted as being for or against this. they ibidem, P. 60). It is interesting as if of the o dialogue of this exchange: Links rum! To the left, they march! … Suddenly happened something uncommon.
The way of its estonteados friends, a prisoner left the line. …? He is the Kolbe priest! It is Maximiliano Kolbe! Lagerfhrer took off the gun of coldre, gave a step behind and cried out: High! What it wants this Polish pig? Kolbe priest remained ahead of foot of it. He was calm, almost smiling. …? He would like to die in the place of one of these convict. … Lagerfhrer asked dully: But, why? … Respondeu: I am old and I do not serve for nothing.