"Divine Will," was all Father Edward Grzymała had time to say when he was arrested by the Gestapo, the German secret state police, on August 26, 1940.
Shipped to Sachsenhausen camp, he was then transferred to Dachau extermination camp, where he received number 22664, and where guards gave the following speech:
"You are prisoners. Society has given up on you, removed you from life. You are in Dachau, and here is a concentration camp from where no one leaves."
After suffering from starvation, slave labor, cold weather, sickness, exhaustion, he was moved to the Invalid Block 29.
On August 10, 1942, Father Edward Grzymała was last seen walking toward the Dachau railway ramp, in the Transport of Invalids, headed for Austria, where prisoners were loaded into transport vans that drove toward the Hartheim Castle, which had been changed into the Hartheim Euthanasia Center.
However, the van was not a delivery van, but a sealed gas chamber, into which German guards directed the exhaust pipes and gas inside the van.
The gassing took 5 to 7 minutes, and the bodies were burned in the crematorium and the ashes of Father Edward Grzymała were scattered on nearby Austrian fields.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!