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Blessed Michał Kozal (25.09.1893 - 26.01.1943)

He was an Auxilary Bishop of Włocławek. He was also a martyr defending his faith and  freedom of his Church under the Nazi regime.
Michał Kozal 1He was born on 25th September 1893 in a small village called Nowy Folwark. He was growing up in a large family. His parents' names were: Jan and Marianna. Since his early days he was very religious and fascinated by everything that was sacred. He graduated from school in Krotoszyn in 1914 and he went to the seminar in Poznań. It was the moment when the First World War begun.

Michał Kozal 2He imprint his mark in the history as a spiritual father of the Seminar in Gniezno. He was appointed a rector of the Seminar despite the fact that he (of all the teachers) didn't have an  academic degree. The Second World War begun on 1st September 1939. He was a person giving other people support during these days of horror. His inner strength was the best example for other clerics. He didn't want to teach his sisters and brothers in faith using German language. He was taken to Gestapo three times. He strongly protested against the acts of  vandalism when all the crosses and saint monuments where damaged by Germans. He was arrested and imprisoned on 7th November 1939. He was transferred to the concentration camp  in Inowrocław on 3rd April 1941. He was taken to Berlin on 9th April and later he was transferred from Berlin to Dachau on 25th April 1941. His number was 24544. He suffered from typhus and cruel tortures there. The official version is that he died of typhus, but probably he  got a poisonous injection. He died on 26th  January 1943 and his body was incinerated in the crematorium at Dachau on 30th January.

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