"I feel that I will die. Tell my beloved believers in the parish of Christ the King that I willingly give my life for Christ and Fatherland," Father Franciszek Rogaczewski said to fellow prisoners days before his murder.
Because he was a Catholic priest, he had been arrested on September 1, 1939, the day the German Socialists invaded Poland.
Tortured for months, he was being transported with others to Stutthof concentration camp, when the trucks stopped and all prisoners were ordered to march into the forest, where they were shot and killed at the edge of a pre-dug mass grave, on January 11, 1940.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!