On February 17, 1941, Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe was arrested by the Gestapo. Father Kolbe was a Franciscan, doctor of philosophy and theology, founder of the monastery in Niepokalanów, the author of the magazines "Knight of the Immaculate" and "Mały Dziennik". In the first half of the 1930s, he conducted missionary activities in Japan, where he designed the monastery in the style of Niepokalanów. As part of the German occupation, on February 17, 1941, Father Kolbe was arrested in Niepokalanów along with four confreres. All of them were then imprisoned in the Pawiak, the investigative prison of the Nazi Gestapo. He was taken from the Pawiak to the German concentration camp Auschwitz. Franciscan Maksymilian Kolbe was transported to Auschwitz on May 28, 1941 and placed in KL Auschwitz, where he received the number 16670. During one of the prisons in a concentration camp. Father Maksymilian stepped from the line and asked Germany to learn more about what he had in common. Franciszka Gajowniczek, who begged for mercy, explaining that he has a family. The priest could be shot or attached to the condemned for unlawful attitude. However, the Germans agreed at the request of a religious. Historians talk about this incident, but one of them is mentioned by them on July 29, 1941. It was just selected a few people who would die for one prisoner escaped from the block. Father Kolbe during the last days of his life in cell No. 18 in the basement of Block 11, where he was transferred from another, prisoners were sent to death. We remembered the prisoners that those sentenced to starvation at first sang and prayed. After a few days, quietly leaving the cell. Germans gradually protect themselves against dead people. Father Kolbe died last, with an injection of carbolic acid. As the translator in the set, who survived the camp, recalled Brunon Borgowiec: "Father Kolbe sat on the floor based in the sky and had the sky open." Pope Paul VI on October 17, 1971, proclaimed Father Maximilian Kolbe, an assassin. On October 10, 1982, Pope John Paul II counted Father Maksymilian to the holy martyrs of the Catholic Church.