Waclaw Kolodziejek
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Waclaw Kolodziejek passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 94. Waclaw Kolodziejek passed away at home in NY on January 17, 2017, shy of his 95th birthday. As a Polish Catholic Holocaust survivor and one of the earliest prisoners deported into Auschwitz, he suffered and survived 5 years of Nazi forced labor, starvation, medical experimentation, torture, and was condemned to death and tattooed with “2254” on his chest. As a Holocaust survivor he contributed to the efforts of the Polish American Congress to fight misrepresentation of Polish Catholics in WWII and to educate the public that Poles were the primary victims of Nazi persecution in which 3,000,000 Christian Poles were killed. He was awarded the Krzyz Oswiecimski by President Walesa of Poland. He was survived by his two Daughters Patricia Kolodziejek and Carol-Kolodziejek-Garcia, and two Grandchildren, Phillip and Andrew. Mr. Kolodziejek was a United States Coast Guard Veteran. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:15 AM Interment followed at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Doylestown, PA under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378


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