The German Socialist Geheime Staatspolizei, the Secret State Police, the GeStaPo, arrested Father Mieczysław Bohatkiewicz, on January 16, 1942.
Tortured while imprisoned, Father Bohatkiewicz was sentenced to death. In his breviary, he wrote his last will and testament, ending with the words, "Long live Christ the King!"
Driven to a nearby forest, he was executed, on March 4, 1942.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!