Saved by the Blessed Virgin: Recollections of Auschwitz and Dachau


Recollections of Auschwitz and Dachau by the Right Reverend Jurij (George) Kowalsky, written as a tribute for his unwavering strength and generosity in both English and Ukrainian languages.

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This book brings together Father Jurij (George) Knowalsky’s complete original memoir of his incarceration at Auschwitz and Dachau, and the English translation, published here for the first time. Posthumous tributes in Ukrainian are reprinted along with new English translations – including the revelation that Fr. Kowalsky had been arrested by the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Galicia for sheltering Jews.

A project generously sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Dydyk Council and inspired by Very Rev. Mihajlo Planchak, pastor of St. Josaphat’s Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta, where Fr. Kowalshy served as parish priest from 1959 until his untimely death in 1980. This book also includes a small collection of photographs and several contemporary recollections by members of his parishes in Calgary, where Fr. Kowalsky was first assigned upon arriving in Canada after liberation and the end of the Second World War, and Edmonton, where he transferred to take over the newly incorporated see of the Western Canadian Eparchy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. May the Almighty Lord grant that this be a fitting tribute to Rt. Rev. Kowalsky, a man of the cloth who possessed not only the courage to endure special hardships and targeted persecution in the Nazi concentration camps but also the spiritual strength and generosity to inspire his fellow prisoners and constantly supplicate for Divine Intervention on their behalf.

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Weight .318 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 12.75 × 1.75 cm
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English, Ukrainian

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