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From: "Kaj Malachowski" <>
Subject: Re: [HERBARZ] PRINCE JAN DRUCKI-LUBECKI
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:45:36 +0100
References: <3870B6BBEED60840B841AFFDBB8F82671C494E45A8@dc-ln-exch2.IT4YOUR.BIZ>
In-Reply-To: <3870B6BBEED60840B841AFFDBB8F82671C494E45A8@dc-ln-exch2.IT4YOUR.BIZ>


There's more to this than that.
The pious Prince is buried in the monastery cemetery
(which used to be his land before he donated it)
alongside Franciszek (Francis!) Gajowniczek himself!
- a simple man for whose life St. Maximillian
sacrificed his own. For those who may not know:
St. Maximillian was murdered by the German
socialist authorities in the German concentration
camp in Auschwitz (formerly Oswiecim, Poland,
now, again Oswiecim, Poland). The Germans
wanted to execute Gajowniczek, a Polish soldier,
who was in the defense of the Polish fortress
in Modlin against the German army, when
the fortress capitulated he became prisoner
of war, escaped, but was cought by the Gestapo
while trying to escape to Hungary. He was sent
to the concentration camp in Auschwitz and
sentenced to death. St. Maximillian, his
fellow prisoner, offered that the Germans
execute him instead of Gajowniczek.
The Germans kindly agreed. The number
of executed people would be the same.
They executed St. Maximillain.
Gajowniczek survived
and died in 1995.
Kaj M.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Irena Uderska" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [HERBARZ] PRINCE JAN DRUCKI-LUBECKI


Thank you so much for this detailed reply - how marvellous that the wheel
turned full circle and that the Prince is buried in the monastery that in a
way owed its being to him. I am glad that you too have such happy memories
of Niepokalanow.
Best regards
Irena Uderska


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]
> On Behalf Of Kaj Malachowski
> Sent: 11 November 2008 14:42
> To:
> Subject: Re: [HERBARZ] PRINCE JAN DRUCKI-LUBECKI
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Irena Uderska" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [HERBARZ] PRINCE JAN DRUCKI-LUBECKI
>
>
> >I am currently reading an account of the life of Maximilian Kolbe ("The
> >Immaculata Our Ideal - The Spirit of the Militia Immaculatae according to
> >Father Maximilian Kolbe" by Father Karl Stehlin). The book fleetingly
> >mentions that the land upon which Niepokalanow, the City of the
> Immaculata,
> >was built was donated by Prince Jan Drucki-Lubecki. I wonder if anyone on
> >the list has more detailed information about this kind-hearted nobleman.
> >And also does anyone know what fate befell Niepokalanow.
> > Thank you.
> > Irena Uderska
> >
>
> "15 czerwca 1990 - Ksiaze Jan Drucki Lubecki, ofiarodawca terenu pod
> Niepokalanów,
> powrócil ze Stanów Zjednoczonych do Polski i zamieszkal w klasztorze.
> Zmarl 12 sierpnia 1990 roku. Zostal pogrzebany na cmentarzu
> klasztornym."
>
> "On the 15th of June 1990 - Prince Jan Drucki Lubecki [=John, Prince of
> Druck and Lubecz],
> the donator of the monastery grounds, returned from the United States
> and accomodated in the monastery.
> He died on the 12th of August 1990. He had been buried in the
> monastery
> cemetery.
>
> Here's the Prince's genealogy:
> http://www.sejm-
> wielki.pl:2318/sejmwielki?p=jan;n=ks.+drucki+lubecki+h.+druck
>
> do you know the Wikipedia entry on Niepokalanow?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niepokalan%C3%B3w
>
> As a teenager as spent some time there with the Franciscans
> and other boys and I began to like St. Francis then :-).
> These were very happy and funny days :-).
> (although it was Communism...).
> best regards! -
> Kaj M.
>
>
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