Who is Janek Aniolov?

12/09/2016 14:21

Janek is a Polish Christian who is interned following the German invasion of Poland in 1939. He is one of the first members of the Auschwitz population and has a favored Kapo position in the Aufräumungs Kommando who collect the possessions of arriving inmates and deliver them into Kanada. He is subject to depression and we see that this takes its toll in Prague where he is in the Polish army, having survived the camp and escaped during the Death Marches. Mihael extorts him to take revenge upon Franz, but Janek gives up and dies bleeding from a wound picked up in a misunderstanding. In his dying moments, he re-discovers his faith.