After the German Socialists invaded Poland, Gestapo arrested Father Walenty "Cherubin" Kozika along with a group of his fellow monks of the Congregation of the Camaldolese Hermits of the Crown Mountain, in Bieniszew.
Father Cherubin was shipped to Dachau death camp, where he was registered as number 22737. Suffering from starvation, exposure and exhaustion, he was sent, via the Invalid Transport, to Hartheim Euthanasia Center, where he was exterminated, gassed to death, on September 25, 1942.
VIVA CRISTO REY! Niech żyje Chrystus Król!