Franciscan friar Father Józef "Achilles" Puchała was executed by the German Socialists during their Operation Hermann (July 13 - August 11, 1943), the enemy occupiers' strategic operation that targeted the Catholic resistance in Poland.
During Operation Hermann, the German Socialists rounded up Catholic villagers, herded them into churches, and set the churches on fire, killing everyone inside.
Father Achilles was executed by being burned to death in such a fire, on July 19, 1943,
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