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48 years old




Priest Stanisław Kowalczyk, Father Honoriusz, 48 years old 

A Dominican minister of academic circles from the Church of the Dominican Friars in Poznań, a guardian of the striking youths in 1981. Following the imposition of martial law, he functioned as a focal point for people from the "Solidarity" underground, organizing help for internees. He frequently celebrated mass for the Homeland. On April 17, 1983, he suffered serious injuries in a car accident near Mogilno, which occurred under unexplained circumstances. He died on May 8, 1983. It is commonly thought that the accident was arranged by Secret Police officers.

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