Father Karol Wojtyla (c) at Catherine Poltawska’s first Communion on June 21, 1959. Her mother, Wanda, is on the far left, younger sister Ania is beside Father Wojtyła, and Andrzej Poltawski is at the right with his mother. (Poltawska family archives)
Accused of assisting the resistance movement, Polish Catholic Wanda Półtawska was arrested by German Socialist Gestapo and shipped to Ravensbrück concentration camp, where she endured torturous, horrific medical experiments for four years, during which, she promised herself that if she survived she would become a doctor, and she did. She also wrote about her nightmarish life in the camp in "And I Am Afraid of My Dreams." She is still alive.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!