The Blessed Polish Martyrs

16 June

Summaries

Anicet Koplinski

Born in Debrzno in western Prussia on 30 June 1875, he became a Capuchin a Sigolsheim in Alsatia on 23 November 1893. Ordained priest on 15 August 1901 his apostolate was in Warsaw. He was arrested and transported to Auschwitz. On 16 October 1941 he was thrown live into quicklime.

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Henryk Krzysztofik

polacciBorn in Zachorzev 22 March 1908. His novitiate began in Nowe Miasto on 14 August 1927. A priest in Rome on 30 July 1933, he obtained a licentiate in theology in 1935. Arrested 25 January 1940 in Lublin, he was taken to Sachsenhausen and then to Dachau where he died 4 August 1942.

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Florian Stepniak

Born 3 January 1912 in Zdzary he began novitiate in Nowe Miasto on 14 August 1931; then final vows 15 August 1935, priesthood 24 June 1938. Arrested in Lublin he was gassed in Dachau on 12 August 1942.

Fidelis Chojnacki was born 1 November 1906 at Lodz. He began novitiatei n Nowe Miasto on 28 August 1933. He took final vows on 28 August 1937. Arrested 25 October 1940, he perished in Dachau 28 July 1942.

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Fidelis Chojnacki

Born 1 November 1888 in Warsaw. His novitiate was in Nowe Miasto and he made solemn profession 28 August 1933. Arrested on 25 October 1940 she died at Dachau 28 July 1942.

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Symforian Ducki

Born 10 May 1888 in Varsavia, he completed his novitiate in Nowe Miasto 1920-1921. He made final final profession 22 May 1925. Questor and socius of the Provincial Minister, he was arrested 27 June 1931 has was taken to Auschwitz on 3 September 1941.

On witnessing the massacres in the camps he made the Sign of the Cross over them, and he was beaten to death for this on 11 April 1942.

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