Son of a poor cobbler in the archdiocese of Poznan, Poland. He managed to finish elementary school, but had to leave to work to help the family. A pious boy, he joined the Salesian youth oratory and spent his free time there in Eucharistic adoration, singing in the choir and as a soloist, and writing music. Made the pilgrimage to Czestokowa, walking over 300 miles to the shrine. Martyred in the Nazi persecutions of World War II.
- “Blessed Edward Kazmierski“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 August 2015. Web. 28 March 2017. <>