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      During their imprisonment the Blessed Martyrs had the opportunity to write letters to their families. These written on 24 August 1942, just few minutes before the execution are special relics to us. We can honour “the letters from guillotine” by careful reflection and prayer meditation over their content. Just a few meters from the instrument of execution – a guillotine, the Blessed Martyrs wrote letters full of faith and hope for eternal life. These words were written not only by unjust sentenced prisoners, but - in the first place - by Jesus Christ, who lived in their hearts.



EDWARD KAŹMIERSKI
(1919 - 1942)


EDWARD KAŹMIERSKI
  • He had five sisters.
  • At the age of 4, he lost his father, and therefore he was raised in poor material conditions.
  • He was small, lively and impulsive.
  • When he was a student, he was doing a casual job to help the family.
  • Talented in music. Thanks to the Salesians he learnt to play the piano, the accordion and the violin. He also sung solo parts in a choir and wanted to become an organist.
  • In the oratory he was called “a composer”.
  • He liked going to the theatre, to the opera or to the cinema. He also appeared in theatre performances staged in the oratory and other places in Poznań.
  • He was passionately fond of sport and sports games.
  • He wanted to have a family. Therefore, he prayed for his future wife.
  • During occupation he kept working as an apprentice in a metalworking shop.
  • Arrested at the age of 20.
  • In prison he was liked even by ordinary criminals.
  • He treated his mother and sisters with much love.


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