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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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surname

CIEŚLA

forename(s)

Felix (pl. Feliks)

  • CIEŚLA Felix - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCIEŚLA Felix
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection
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    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

25.06.1907

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.06.1936 (Włocławek)

positions held

vicar and schoolteacher in Radziejów Kujawski (1937‑9), f. vicar in Koźminek (1937), Błaszki (1937), Grodziec (1936‑7)

date and place of death

1940

Kuropaty-Minsk (Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

In 08.1939 during military mobilization of the country volunteered as an army chaplain. In 09.1939 after German and Russian invasion of Poland and start of the II World War captured by Russians and held as POW. Fate thereafter unknown. Prob. murdered in Kuropaty in one of the genocidal mass execution of Polish officers by the Russians.

alt. dates and places of death

09.1939

alt. details of death

Other suppositions include murder by Ukrainian nationalists or death in a Russians prison or concentration camp.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

JASTRZĘBSKI Stanislaus, KUREK Stanislaus, MALINOWSKI Clement, STANISŁAWSKI Steven, SZCZERBICKI Fabian, SZUMOWSKI Marian Richard, ŻURAWSKI Czeslav, ŻYLIŃSKI Boleslaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Kuropaty: In 1940 Russians executed in Kuropaty n. Minsk unknown number of Poles (POWs) — on a so‑called “Kuropaty death list” is assumed 3435 names were recorded — it is not known how many of them perished in Kuropaty. This was a fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals jailed in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust). Kuropaty is the place of death of up to 250,000 of victims (1937—41). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.17], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Volhynia genocide: In 1939‑47, especially in 1943‑4, independent Ukrainian units, supported by local Ukrainians, murdered — often in a very brutal way — in Volhynia and surrounding regions of pre‑war Poland, from 70,000 to 130,000 Poles, all of the civilians, women, children, old and young, men. This Ukrainian genocide, perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists, in many cases collaborating with German occupants, on vulnerable Polish population took part in hundreds of villages and small towns, where virtually all Polish inhabitants were wiped out. During this Polish holocaust more than 200 priests, religious and nuns perished. This genocide ended up in total elimination of Poles from Ukraine and also expulsion of Ukrainians from contemporary eastern‑southern Poland by Commie‑Nazi Russian controlled Polish security forces and from western Ukraine by Russians in „Vistula Action”. (more on: wolyn1943.eu.interiowo.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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:
www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2013.02.15], www.niedziela.pl [access: 2013.02.15], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20]
bibliograhical:
„Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947
original images:
www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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