Biography of Father Franciszek Zakszewski

Born into a peasant family in Żbiki-Gawronki, Pƚock province, on February 3, 1902. Graduated from high school, gymnasium and Pƚock Seminary; ordained in 1929. Served as vicar of the parish in Puƚtusk; from September 1930 he was a religion teacher in the elementary and high schools in Mƚawa; he later became chaplain of Polish Army Reserve. At the end of August 1939 he was called up for military service as a chaplain with the rank of colonel. In September 1939, during the Soviet occupation, Fr. Franciszek was arrested and sent as a prisoner of war to the camp in Ostashkov. In April or May 1940 he was shot in Tver (exact date of death unknown). Source: List compiled by R. Dzwonkowski, SAC; Madała, pp. 174-175; Rozstrzelani w Twierze, p. 333
Variant Names:
Zakszewski, Franciszek; Zakshevskiĭ, Frantishek
Płock (Poland); Pułtusk (Poland); Mława (Poland); Ostashkov (Russia); Tverʹ (Russia)
male; clergy and religious; executed