Edward Cieślar

Edward Cieślar
© Polish Wargraves
12 June 1926, Godiszów 22 pow. Goleszów
30 March 1945, Ziewent/Mariënvelde, boerderij Het Schimmel

Edward Cieślar
Plot B, Row 6, Grave 1
Earlier grave:
Lag lang in Breda als onbekende soldaat, kreeg naam op steen in oktober 2013

The short eventful life of Edward Cieślar

The Old Reurle website contains an extensive description of ‘The short eventful life of Edward Cieslar’ (Het korte bewogen leven van Edward Cieslar in PDF).

It also describes how Cieślar met his end:

“There were several people in hiding with the Holkenborg family and Cieslar had always sworn to them that the Germans would never get their hands on him alive. During the raid on March 30, 1945, these proved to be no idle words. [….] The people in hiding were given the order to come out and lie on the ground in front of the manure pit, with their face down on the ground. However, when Cieslar stepped down from the wall in front of the manure pile, he walked on in a dead-mom manner towards the meadow in front of the farm. responded to orders to stand still, he was shot dead by a German, just past the pigsty at the beginning of the meadow.”

Through ‘Old Reurle’ we know that the farm ‘Het Schimmel’ of the Holkenborg family where he stayed at the time is the current address Trekkersweg 1.

For archive purposes - if the PDF disappears from the Old Reurle site - we have also included the PDF on our site.