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  • BRANDYS Edward Paul - 21.05.1939, Bydgoszcz, source: naszaprzeszlosc.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBRANDYS Edward Paul
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surname

BRANDYS

forename(s)

Edward Paul (pl. Edward Paweł)

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists - CM)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

06.05.1945

Bielskotoday: part of Bielsko–Biała, Bielsko–Biała city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II, arrested by the Germans on 15.09.1939, together with his fellow friar priests, Fr Casimir Całka and Fr Jerome Gintrowski (Congregation's house in Bydgoszcz Germans plundered and seized earlier, on 05.09.1939).

Thrown into the cellars of the Germ. „Internierungslager” (Eng. „Internment camp”), set up in the military barracks in Bydgoszcz.

There met his superior, Fr John Wagner, and Bro.

Luis Muzalewski who had been held there for a week.

Abused, repeatedly interrogated.

At the end of 09.1939 transported to Germany for slave work — together with Fr Całka.

Slaved in Raddock and next in Saltzgitter (Lower Saxony).

Released in 04.1941. Minister in Katowice diocese.

After German defeat during Russian winter offensive of 1945 went to visit his family in Pawłowice.

There wounded in mine explosion — laid out during military conflict.

Died in hospital.

cause of death

warfare

perpetrators

Germans / Russians

date and place of birth

11.10.1909

Pawłowicealso: Pawłowice Śląskie
today: Pawłowice gm., Pszczyna pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

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[access: 2022.01.28]

religious vows

27.09.1925 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

28.05.1933 (Conversion of St Paul church in Cracow-Stradom)

positions held

c. 1941 – 1945

priest {parish: Gorzycetoday: Gorzyce gm., Wodzisław Śląski pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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, St Guardian Angel; dean.: Wodzisław Śląskitoday: Wodzisław Śląski urban gm., Wodzisław Śląski pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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}

1935 – 1939

vicar {parish: BydgoszczBielawy neighborhood
today: Bydgoszcz city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland

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, St Vincent de Paul; Congregation of Vincentian's Missionary Fathers; dean.: Bydgoszcz–citydeanery name
today: Bydgoszcz city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland

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}

1935 – 1939

treasury officer / procurator {BydgoszczBielawy neighborhood
today: Bydgoszcz city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland

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, Congregation's house, Congregation of Vincentian's Missionary Fathers}

1933 – 1935

vicar {parish: Tarnówtoday: Tarnów city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, Holy Family; Congregation of Vincentian's Missionary Fathers; dean.: Tarnów citydeanery name
today: Tarnów pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

1929 – 1933

student {KrakówStradom, part of Stare Miasto I District
form.: village
today: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

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, Theological Institute ITKM, 4 Stradomska Str. (Stradom), Congregation of Vincentian's Missionary Fathers}

from 27.09.1925

friar {Congregation of Vincentian's Missionary Fathers}

others related in death

CAŁKAClick to display biography Casimir Francis, WALENTAClick to display biography Theodore Henry, GINTROWSKIClick to display biography Jerome, MUZALEWSKIClick to display biography Louis, SZAREKClick to display biography Peter, WAGNERClick to display biography John Francis, WIOREKClick to display biography Stanislaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Slave labour in Germany: During II World War Germans forced c. 15 million people to do a slave forced labour in Germany and in the territories occupied by Germany. In General Governorate the obligation to work included Poles from 14 to 60 years old. On the Polish territories occupied and incorporated into Germany proper obligation was forced upon children as young as 12 years old — for instance in Warthegau (Eng. Greater Poland). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]
)

IL Bydgoszcz-barracks: Germ. „Internierungslager” (Eng. „Internee camp”) set up on 05.09.1939 — the day Germans took over Bydgoszcz — in 15 Greater Poland Light Artillery Regiment military barracks at 147 Gdańska str. in Bydgoszcz. In 09.1939 only c. 3,500 Poles were jailed there. Prisoners were held in f. stables or f. armory building. They were maltreated and tortured. Some were shot on the spot (c. 28 victims in 09.1939). Next they were sent to concentration camps throughout Germany. Some were taken to mass execution sites in nearby forests and murdered. On 01.11.1939 the camp was moved to f. ammunition warehouses in Jachcice town district. The camp was closed in 12.1939. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Pacification of Bydgoszcz 05—12.09.1939: The repressions carried out by German Wehrmacht soldiers and SS Einsatzkommando 1 / IV officers (Einsatzgruppe IV sub‑unit) in order to pacify the city and suppress the alleged „Polish uprising in Bydgoszcz”. On 03‑04.09.1939, during the withdrawal, under the pressure of the German invasion, the Polish army passing through Bydgoszcz was attacked by German saboteurs and ollaborators, citizens of the Polish state. The military reacted. C. 365 people died in the fighting and as a result of shootings — events named by the Germans „Bloody Sunday” (about a quarter were Poles, the rest Germans). On 05.09.1939, the Germans entered Bydgoszcz. Resistance was put up, among others, by members of the Bydgoszcz Civic Guard — e.g. 2 Germans were killed in Szwederów district. After receiving an assurance from the German general that their rights due as regular troops would be respected, they laid down their arms — after which about 40 of them were beaten to death with metal bars by the Germans. Then, on 05‑08.09.1939, in various parts of the city, the Germans murdered, in summary executions, from 200 to 400 people. On 08.09.1939, the local commander of the German army, Wehrmacht, ordered the city to be cleared of „criminal Polish elements”. The Germans surrounded the districts inhabited by Poles, searched the apartments and, if any weapons were found (e.g. sabers, batons, etc.), murdered the owners on the spot — the orders were issued to murder all people who „seemed suspicious in any way”. The rest were sent to an internment camp in Polish military barracks. On 09.09.1939, the first public execution of 20 people was carried out in the Old Market Square. The next day — another 20 were executed there. On 09.09.1939 —five. The first phase of the „cleansing” action ended on c. 11.09.1939 — during which the Germans murdered c. 370 Poles. In the following days and months, mass arrests were made and detainees were sent to concentration camps. Bydgoszcz was to become a German city. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.09.31]
)

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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bibliograhical:, „Catalogue des Maisons et du Personnel de la Congregation de la MissionClick to display biography”,
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