Recording no. 4

Everything great is born in pain. Our nation has experienced great pain. Radogoszcz, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Oranienburg, Dachau, Mauthausen, and a number of other towns will forever remain the disgrace of the German filth. But things don’t just disappear. Every good deed has its consequences, and so does the bad one. The Divine Providence allowed us to see the time when the German power collapsed. It’s being crushed by our brave army and partisans. The day of justice is nigh.

Thanks to the noble initiative of the Representative of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Poland Colonel Loga-Sowiński, today we can pray for the souls of our fellow countrymen so brutally murdered by German butchers here, in Radogoszcz, from where so many groans, so much pain and suffering came during the long five and a half years.

“In pain, the bird of God flies high,
Those fighting throughout the night will be victorious at dawn.”

A fragment of the sermon delivered by the Rev. Canon Józef Orłowski during the Holy Mass for the peace of the souls of those tortured to death in Radogoszcz.

Wolna Łódź, Łódź, January 31, 1945, p. 1.