"If I escape, Germans will decimate my parishioners," Father Jan Pyzikiewicz explained why he did not want to escape when given the opportunity.
The German Socialist Gestapo had arrested Father Pyzikiewicz, on November 14, 1942, after he refused to make a list of "suspects."
Tortured in prison, he was shipped to Auschwitz, where he collapsed during roll call and was immediately taken to the ovens, where he, Number 88555, was burned to death, on February 26, 1943.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!