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

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

BELCZEWSKI

forename(s)

Victor Bernard (pl. Wiktor Bernard)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of birth

06.05.1912

Pazda (Lubichowo parish)

alt. dates and places of birth

Lubichowo

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

04.06.1939 (Pelpin cathedral)

positions held

vicar of the parish Dźwierzno (1939), f. philosophy and theology student at Theological Seminary in Pelplin (1933‑9)

date and place of death

10.1939

Starogard Gdański (Starogard Gdański county)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded 17 days later) and start of the II World War left his parish and joined thousands of Polish escapees marching towards Warsaw. Soon however returned and knowing he was wanted by the Germans in his parish settled at his brother’s place in Lubichowo. There arrested on 15/16.10.1939 by the Germans, two day after arrest of local parish priest, Fr Alois Rapior, and vicar, Fr Casimir Schliep. Interned in Lubichowo, next in temporary camp for Polish intelligentsia in Skórcz. From there moved to Starogard Gdański prison. There tortured, when refused to repeat: „Führer ist unser Gott” („Führer is our God”). There or in vicinity murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

11.1939

(Szpęgawsk forest, Starogard Gdański county)
(Zajączek forest, Starogard Gdański county)

alt. details of death

According to other sources murdered in one of the places of mass execution of Poles in 1939: Szpęgawsk forest or Zajączek forest.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

RAPIOR Louis, SCHLIEP Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Starogard Gdański: Detention centre run by Germans. From Starogard in 1939 Germans transported Polish priests to execution sites, e.g. to Szpęgawski forest. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

Szpęgawski forest: In Szpęgawsk forest Germans, as part of their „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — between 09.1939 and 01.1940 in mass executions murdered 5,000‑7,000 Poles. Among them were c. 49 Catholic priests — all bar one from Starogard Gdański county, 30 from Culm diocese Curia and 5 from Pelplin. 1,692 psychiatric hospital patients in Kocborowo — in 15 mass executions starting from 22.09.1939 — part of „AktionT4”, i.e. Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben” (Eng. „elimination of live not worth living”) extermination program, were also murdered there. The victims were brought from Starogard Gdański jail in trucks or buses with windows blackened at sunset or during the night. Transports avoided main roads. At murder site prisoners were forced to kneel at banks of the ditches and murdered by a shot to the back of the head. Wounded were finished off with rifle butts or buried alive. After II World War 39 mass graves were found. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.23])

Zajączek forest: In Zajączek forest n. Skórcz Germans — during the extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomeranian voivodship, called „Intelligenzaktion” — murdered from 10.1939 till 12.1939 approx. 100‑150 inhabitants of Skórcz and surrounding villages. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). Extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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 war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti–Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislaus Gądecki, 01.09.2019). 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 [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], www.niedziela.pl [access: 2013.01.13], www.hagiographycircle.com [access: 2012.11.23]
original images:
niedziela.pl [access: 2017.11.07], www.worldvitalrecords.com [access: 2013.08.10], www.youtube.com [access: 2016.05.30]

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