Grabowski, Msgr. Stanislaw: Follow Me: The Memoirs of a
Msgr. Stanislaw Grabowski:
FOLLOW ME: THE MEMOIRS OF A
Foreword by Adam Cardinal Maida
Preface by John Radzilowski
Recommended by John Radzilowski
Born to an impoverish peasant family in
Russian-controlled Poland in 1911, Stanislaw Grabowski was
ordained to the priesthood in 1938. At the outbreak of World War
II he was serving a diocese in western Poland. In October 1939,
he was arrested as part of an ethnic cleansing operation in the
areas of Poland directly annexed by the Reich.
For the next five and a half years Fr. Grabowski was a prisoner
in Nazi camps. Most of that time was spent in the "priests'
barracks" in Dachau. After liberation, he came to the United
States where he wrote one of the first accounts of the Holocaust
in Polish outside of Poland. He served in parishes on the east
coast, South Dakota, and Minnesota and passed away in 1993.
FOLLOW ME tells the story of a remarkable and danger-filled life.
It is one on the first books ever to tell the story of Polish
priests imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. Over a fifth
of Poland's Catholic clergy was killed during the war, and many
religious were imprisoned or tortured. More than just a
historical memoir, FOLLOW ME also recounts Msgr. Grabowski's
journey of faith and how that faith helped to finally help him
come to terms with the horrors he experienced in the camps.
FOLLOW ME may ordered through the Polish American Cultural
Institute of Minnesota, P.O. Box 18403, Minneapolis, MN
55418-0403. The cost of the book is $12, plus $1 shipping and
handling for each copy. Please make checks payable to PACIM.
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