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A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz, in the Words of Those Who Knew Him

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Those who knew him tell of the life of the German martyr who, sent to a concentration camp for his defiance of the Nazi's, voluntarily took the place of a young man with a family who was about to be sent to the gas chamber.
Unknown Binding, 198 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Danusha Goska
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was half way into this book when I felt the urge to send copies to everyone I know.

"There is no poetry after Auschwitz," people say. Others insist that there can be no God after Auschwitz, and no man either, at least not man as we had wished humanity to be. We live in an ugly world of mindless cruelty blasted into our minds by 24-7 news broadcasters. One atrocity after the other invites us to be cynical, to be selfish, and to think that our only satisfaction can be found in the next good meal
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Becky
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read on St. Maximilian Kolbe. His life was amazing and it has really given me a new perspective on what it means to "love your neighbor". Hearing about the horrendous conditions in Auschwitz and how human beings had to fight against their "animal inclinations" to survive makes me appreciate all the more his calm peaceful demeanor in the midst of that living hell. Back to the love of neighbor…. he gave away his rations, his comfort, his life. What an inspiration….. wh ...more
Joey Sagel
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best biography out there for Maximilian Kolbe fans! Lots of eye witness first hand accounts blended seamlessly together really allowing you to get to in my favorite saint. Also a great book for those looking to gain insight to the environment inside Auschwitz concentration camp.
Gabriella | The Novel Nook
Maximilian Kolbe is one of my favorite saints, and this book has helped me understand him like never before thanks to those who knew him and bore witness to his humility, love, faith, and heroism. A must read
Christina Sesok
I have come to the conclusion that if everyone on the planet can be a fraction of what Saint Maximilian Kolbe was, the world will be a hundred times better. What an inspiration! I had no idea about the famous Saint of Auschwitz until I actually went to Auschwitz and saw the small shrine dedicated to him at Block 11. Not only did this man inspire others during their time at Auschwitz, but he gave his life for another. He was a leader in the Catholic Church, and one of his colleagues even penned h ...more
Kyle Eilenfeldt
I had high expectations for this book, as St. Maximilian's life has meant much to me. Firstly, not liking this book doesn't mean I don't appreciate Kolbe's story. However, the writing here is horrendous. It's gross over-reliance doesn't really provide much perspective from Ms. Treece herself. As such, this biography quickly degenerates into hagiography. In particular, I would have liked to see far more explanation about conditions of pre-war Poland and Nagasaki for some context. Finally, St. Max ...more
Richard
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I did not read this book cover-to-cover. It was an interesting read, but it just felt like one large collection of praises for Maximilian Kolbe. I should add he is certainly worthy of praise; however, I would have liked to learn more about him. Instead, it seemed like I learned some general good qualities, and then heard how much people liked these qualities... In my opinion, the story could have gone deeper into who Maximilian Kolbe was.
Melissa
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: catholicism
unique biography - heavily uses quotes from the men and women who know Kolbe during his life. highly recommend reading - this Saint has many things to teach us about love and sacrifice. Saint Maximilian pray for us.
Laura Rawls
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring first-hand accounts of the saint. Plan to read this again!
Tim
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful story wonderously told by the people who knew him best.
Bob Price
Grade: B
David Brewster
Fantastic book about a Saint that can inspire you to be positive whenever you feel like complaining that something in life isn't fair.
Shadday
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whereas most keep pictures of their family within wallet aside the miscellaneous necessities, I preserve my silver medallion of Saint Kolbe.
Bro Maximilian
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an inspiration to us all, that is why I love this man! St. Maximilian Kolbe PRAY FOR US!!!! All for the Immaculata!!!
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