Father Emil Kapaun, who died in a prisoner of war camp in 1951, is a candidate for sainthood.
“This will show how courage and devotion are linked to saintliness,” said Sister Jozefa Krupa, spokeswoman for the Congregation of Sisters of St. Elizabeth, the religious order to which the women belonged.
Recognizing the martyrdom of the 10 religious women, members of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, clears the way for their beatification.
Jon Erwin, film director, collaborates to write the book of his grandfather’s service in World War II.
In the 75 years since its conclusion, the Second World War has been the subject of innumerable films of widely varied worth.
The book’s narratives of the people and events of Germany and Austria in the period leading up to and during World War II are well-written, even gripping at times.
Millions of Catholics died on the battlefield, on execution blocks, in forced labor or in concentration camps. Some have since been beatified, a step on the path to sainthood.
Catholic priests and nuns were also among the victims of the Nazis’ systematic persecution and genocide led to the deaths of 6 million Jews in Europe.