As part of the Intelligenzaktion, the action against the intellectuals, the German Socialist Gestapo arrested Father Ludwik Roch Gietyngier and 54 other priests, in the Wieluń region, on June 6, 1941.
Transported to a resettlement camp in Konstantynów Łódzki,
the 55 priests met with about 400 other priests, who had also been arrested at the same time.
All were shipped to Dachau extermination camp. Suffering from exhaustion and starvation, Father Gietyngier was transferred from the Priest Block to the Sick Block, but he didn't make it.
On the way, Father Gietyngier was attacked by Josef-Sepp Heiden, an Austrian political prisoner and self-made kapo, the head of the area's working commando.
Heiden beat the dying priest, kicked and jumped on the stomach of Father Gietyngier in the final moments before his murder, on November 30, 1941.
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