Eric Liddell is perhaps most famous as the protagonist of the classic movie "Chariots of Fire," which depicts his amazing journey to Olympic gold in the 400m track race in 1924. Lesser known is the fact that after Liddell competed, he became a Christian missionary to China and died in 1945 after being tortured in an internment camp set up by the Japanese after they invaded China in 1937.
The Nazi concentration camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Antoni Dobrowolski said in an 2009 interview. He was sent there for teaching young Poles. Nazi Germany, which invaded Poland in 1939, had tried to outlaw education beyond elementary age.