Capuchin monk Father Józef "Florian" Stępniak was arrested on January 25, 1940, months after the German Socialists invaded Poland, on September 1, 1939.
First locked up in Lublin Castle's dungeon, the Capuchin monk was transferred to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, then shipped to Dachau extermination camp, where he received Number 22738.
Near death from starvation and exhaustion, Father Florian was ordered onto the Transport of Invalids, to Hartheim Euthanasia Center, where he was gassed to death, on August 12, 1942.
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