“Greater love than this hath no man: than to lay down his life for his friend.”

Take a look at this inspiring story from World War II Poland, readers:

BLESSED MARTYRS OF NOWOGRODEK

During WWII these Polish nuns offered their lives so that others might live

Philip Kosloski | Sep 04, 2019

The martyrs of Nowogródek prayed to God that the Nazis would kill them instead of a group of prisoners.

In 1942 the Nazis invaded the small town of Nowogródek, which had a mixed population of Poles, Jews, and Russians. They quickly began to hold mass executions in the town, rounding up anyone who was not sympathetic to their viewpoint.

Yet, in the midst of all the suffering, there was a single priest remaining who would offer daily Mass and a small group of religious women who daily prayed to God for liberation.

Then in 1943 the Nazis rounded up another group of 120 prisoners and it was their intention to kill them all.

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2 thoughts on ““Greater love than this hath no man: than to lay down his life for his friend.”

  1. This article unfortunately starts with a bunch of damnable lies: it seems that Nazis from the outer space invading the small peaceful town of Nowogrodek where Poles, Jews and Russians lived peacefully. Nowogrodek was historically since the XIIIth century a part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania, then – a part of the Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth (one of the largest countries in Europe) which was divided into three shares of the spoil, differing in size, by Prussia, Russia and Austria. In 1795 when the Commonwealth disappeared after three partitions from the map of Europe Russia took Nowogrodek. After WWI when Poland emerged once again, Poland gained Nowogrodek as the result of the war with Soviet Russia. Until 1939 was a centre of the Polish voivodship – a regional unit of Poland. The population at that time consisted of Poles, Belarusans and Jews (the latter in larger towns e.g. Novogrodek). Almost no Russians at all. In September 1939 as the result of the secret protocol to Ribbentrop – Molotov (or rather Hitler – Stalin) Pact the Soviet Union invaded eastern regions of Poland, starting an occupation of Novogrodek and the persecution of Poles (Jews usually lived with the Commies on good terms). In June 1941 Germans,probably anticipating the offensive of their old good ally, i.e. USSR launched Fall Barbarossa. Thus Nowogrodek moved at the beginning of July 1941 from the Soviet occupation into the German occupation zone.

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