Father Eduard Detkens was transported from Dachau extermination camp to Hartheim Euthanasia Center, where the German Socialists executed their plan of Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben, which translates to Destruction of a Life Unworthy of Life.
Leaving the camp in the transport van, Father Detkens, Prisoner Number 27831, sang, "Nunc dimittis servum Tuum."
Along the way, with the other doomed prisoners in the van, he sang loudly and repeatedly, "I will follow You, Christ, the Way of the Cross, because the Cross is the best Way to you. Give me Christ, through Your Holy Passion wins over the anguish of gas torment."
At the end, those traveling in the Invalid Transport van were gassed to death by the German Socialists, who directed the exhaust pipes into the vans, August 10, 1942.
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