Father Marian Gorecki was arrested by the German Socialists on the first day they invaded Poland, sparking World War II, on September 1, 1939.
Tortured, he was then transferred to Stutthof concentration camp, where he endured more intense interrogations, torture, starvation, exhaustion and exposure.
On Good Friday, March 22, 1940, Father Gorecki along with 66 other Poles were driven into the woods near the camp and forced to stand at the edge of a mass grave, where each was executed with a shot to the back of the head before they tumbled into the hole and were immediately buried, with some perhaps buried alive.
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