While still a seminarian, Jan Wojtkowiak was interned in the Verbist Mission House, by the German Socialist Gestapo. After making his first relgious vows earlier than planned, on May 19, he was arrested days later, on May 22, 1940.
Shipped to Poznań, then Dachau death camp and, finally, Mauthausen-Gusen, Father Wojtkowiak was thrown from his bunk by a German kapo and froze to death, on December 25, 1940. His body was burned in the crematorium.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!