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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • ABT Steven, source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org
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  • ABT Steven - 1938, Leszno, source: issuu.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    1938, Leszno
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surname

ABT

forename(s)

Steven (pl. Stefan)

  • ABT Steven - Commemorative plaque, St Nicholas basilica, Leszno; source: thanks to Msg John Majchrzak kindness, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Commemorative plaque, St Nicholas basilica, Leszno
    source: thanks to Msg John Majchrzak kindness
    own collection
  • ABT Steven - Commemorative plaque, Leszno, source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Commemorative plaque, Leszno
    source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org
    own collection
  • ABT Steven - Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • ABT Steven - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • ABT Steven - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • ABT Steven - Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • ABT Steven - Commemorative plague, altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOABT Steven
    Commemorative plague, altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
    source: own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org

diocese / province

Gniezno-Poznań archdiocese
more on: www.archpoznan.pl
Polish Catholic Mission in France

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Canon Law

date and place of birth

09.09.1898

Kiełczewo

alt. dates and places of birth

Kościan

ordination
(presbytery)

26.05.1923 (Gniezno cathedral)

positions held

parish priest of St Nicholas parish in Leszno (1936‑41), f. parish priest of St Stanislaus the Bishop parish in Lechlin (1932‑6), f. schoolteacher in Karol Marcinkowski Gymnasium and Lyceum in Poznań (1928‑32), f. PhD student and minister to the Poles in Lyon in France (1924‑7), f. vicar of St Stanislaus parish in Ostrów Wlkp. (1923‑4), author of dozens of publishings on subjects ranging from pedagogy, theology and missiology, participant of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) Uprising

date and place of death

10.08.1942

Hartheim

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War for the first time arrested on 07.08.1941 by the Germans. Jailed in KL Posen concentration camp. Released after a month on 13.09.1941. Arrested again on 06.10.1941, jailed again in KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp, then on 30.10.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Finally — totally exhausted — transferred in a so‑called „Invalid transport” to Hartheim and murdered in a gas chamber.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

AKSMAN Julius, ANDRZEJEWSKI Casimir, BĄK John Baptist, BIELOWSKI Joseph, CEPIEL Charles, CHABERKOWSKI Steven, CHYCZEWSKI Joseph, CISZAK Boleslaus, CZAPCZYK Henry, DEMBOWSKI Casimir, DETKENS Edward, DRAPIEWSKI Theodore, DRZEWIECKI Francis, DYJA Edward, DZIENISZ Leo, FALKOWSKI Theophilus, GABRYELSKI Thaddeus, GRABOWSKI Sigismund, GRZESITOWSKI Stanislaus, GRZYMAŁA Edward, GUTOWSKI Leo, GZEL Eugene, HERMAŃCZYK Oscar, JARANOWSKI Boleslaus, KAZIMIEROWICZ Henry, KLIN Conrad, KONSTANTYNOWICZ Stanislaus, KORCZAK Valentine, KOSTRZEWA Nicholas, KOTELA Joseph, KOWALSKI Sigismund, KOZIK Valentine (Fr Cherubin), KRĘCICKI Boleslaus, KRZAK William, KURKOWSKI Leo, LASKOWSKI Henry, MACIEJEWSKI Leo, MAKOWSKI Alexander Czeslav, MĄDRY John, MICHNIEWSKI Stanislaus, MOLSKI Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Hartheim: In Hartheim Euthasia Center, as part of „Aktion T4”, the victims were murdered by Germans in gas chambers. Most if not all religious were taken to Hartheim in so called „transports of invalids” (denoted as „Aktion 14 f 13”) — prisoners sick and according to German standards „unable to work” — from KL Dachau concentration camp (initially under the guise of a transfer to a „better” camp). (more on: ipn.gov.pl, pl.wikipedia.org)

Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. (more on: ipn.gov.pl, pl.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org)

Dachau (prisoner no: 28053): KL Dachau was the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments”. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de, en.wikipedia.org)

Posen: In KL Posen (today: Poznań) — Fort VII — concentration camp Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests — the camp was used as a first stage before transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: www.muzeumniepodleglosci.poznan.pl, en.wikipedia.org)

06.10.1941 arrests (Warthegau): On 13.09.1941 Gaulaiter of German‑occupied Wartheland, Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy issued a decree formally dissolving Catholic Church and forming in its place a Roman Catholic German National Church in Wartheland, an organization subject to a German private law. All the contacts with Vatican were forbidden. All the religion congregations were also dissolved. On 06‑07.10.1941 mass arrests of Polish Catholic priests took place. All were herded into Konstantynów or Ląd on Warta river transit camps or KL Posen concentration camp. On 30.10.1941 most of them were transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

Ribbentrop-Molotov: Genocidal Russian–German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. The decisions taken were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German–Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called Intelligenzaktion, in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian–German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.org)

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org)

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