We need to remember that number.
It was the one assigned to Father – now Saint – Maximilian Kolbe while he was held as a prisoner at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland during World War II.
You can read some of his story here (briefly excerpted below) at Bishop Robert Barron’s ministry, Word on Fire, if you are not yet familiar with it.
You need to be.
On August 14, 1941, age 47, Father Maximilian Kolbe laid down his life for a fellow prisoner, Franciszek Gajowniczek