When he greeted Bruck, Pope Francis said, “I came here to thank you for your testimony and to pay tribute to the people martyred in the madness of Nazi populism.”
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The Holy Father prayed in the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was held captive and eventually died in place of another prisoner.
Pope Francis paid a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on Friday, where he prayed in silence and then wrote a prayer in the ‘Memory Book.’
The Holy Father is making a personal pilgrimage to the notorious Nazi death camps, where more than a million Jews and others were murdered with assembly-line efficiency.
As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the Allied forces liberating the survivors of the Nazi death camps, human-rights leaders warn that the lessons of the Holocaust cannot be taken for granted.