German Socialist Gestapo pulled Father Józef Czempiel from the confessional and dragged him straight to the police station in Chorzów, on May 13, 1940.
Shipped to Dachau, starved and exhausted, Father Czempiel was transferred to Hartheim Euthanasia Center, where he was gassed to death, May 4, 1942.
His parting words to a fellow inmate and priest: "Stay with God. Greet my parishioners in Hajduk. I am going to die -- if that is the will of God."
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!