Kohler was beaten without mercy for 20 minutes in his Wimbledon, England home by a gang of Polish burglars.
One year after the attack the victim met with one of his attackers in prison.
But despite the extent of his injuries, Mr Kohler made the decision to meet one of his jailed assailants - and forgave him for his crimes.
Mariusz Tomaszewski, a 33-year-old cage fighter, spoke to Mr Kohler for an hour and a half from his cell in a HMP Whitemoor, Cambridgeshire, and apologised for the attack.
At the end of the meeting, the two shook hands. Forgiven: Mariusz Tomaszewski, 33, spoke to Mr Kohler from his prison cell Forgiven: Mariusz Tomaszewski, 33, spoke to Mr Kohler from his prison cell He pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and aggravated burglary and is serving a 19-year prison sentence.
Speaking to the Wimbledon Guardian, Mr Kohler said the criminal was 'terrified' of seeing him, but made clear he was 'remorseful' over the attack.
He made the visit on last week, accompanied by his wife Samantha MacArthur, 51, and his daughter Eloise, 25.
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