Blessed Władysław Demski, 1884 – 1940
German death camp Sachsenhausen
Courtesy of Polish Wikipeida and bad Googlematic translations:
Wladyslaw Demski (born August 5, 1884, in Straszewie – died. May 28, 1940, in Sachsenhausen) – Polish Catholic spiritual, blessed the Church katolickiegoksiądz, educational and social activist, educator.
He was the son of Francis – a farmer and activist Polish election committees. He studied at the Collegium Marianum in Pelpinie and gymnasium in Braniewie. Matura exam passed in 1906. He studied theology and philosophy in Braniewie Seminary from 1906-1910.
After the adoption of świeceń priests in Frombork February 4, 1910, he served as vicar in the Polish parishes in Sząbruku (gm. Gietrzwałd), Barczewie (1912-1917), Biskupcu (1918-1919) and the Old Market on Powiśle (1919-1922), where he ran the social and educational activities among local Poles. He was activist in the period preceding plebiscyt in 1920, then co-Union of Poles in East Prussia, and finally vice-chairman of the Polish-Catholic Association Szkolny Powiśle and a supervisor on wheels Women’s Christian parish. św. St. Kingi. Drafted into the German army, he was serving in the military hospital in Königsberg. Hhe began active plebiscytowa, as guardian of folk societies and was a close collaborator of the Plebiscytowego Warminski. Zmuszony by the German authorities to leave Powiśla, so he moved to Inowrocławia, where he was prefect in the Gymnasium. J. Kasprowicza. Kasprowicz. In the meantime, he studied classical philology and philosophy at the University Poznański. After passing his examinations he was a professor in etatowym Inowrocławiu, here are cared Kółkiem Filologicznym, czytelnią uczniowską and circled samokształceniowym and worked with “Dziennikiem Kujawskim.” November 2, 1939, Fr. Wladyslaw Demski was arrested by the German authorities and imprisoned in a prison in Inowrocławiu. 8 February 1940, came to the Nazi concentration camp in Stutthofie. April 10, 1940, was transported to the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, where he was murdered on May 28, 1940 for not having tried podeptać Rosary.
He spoke before his death: “Everything must ścierpieć for the Lord and nothing will complain.”
He is one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II beatified by Pope John Paul II.
He is the patron of Schools in Podstawowej Straszewie .
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