Pope Francis Kisses Holocaust Survivor Lidia Maksymowicz’s Tattoo at Vatican
May 26, 2021
A Holocaust survivor visited Pope Francis at the Vatican - and after hearing her story, the pontiff kissed the woman’s concentration camp tattoo. Lidia Maksymowicz was just a toddler when she and her family were sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp from their home in Belarus. Lidia survived -- but bore the memory of that terrible place and time on her body, in the form of an identification tattoo -- number 70072.