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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

  • st SIGISMUND: st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • COFTA Czeslav, source: issuu.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    source: issuu.com
    own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - 1934; source: thanks to Mr Zbigniew Cofta's kindness (private correspondence, 03.04.2019), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    1934
    source: thanks to Mr Zbigniew Cofta's kindness (private correspondence, 03.04.2019)
    own collection

surname

COFTA

forename(s)

Czeslav (pl. Czesław)

  • COFTA Czeslav - Commemorative plaque, church, Lubasz, source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Commemorative plaque, church, Lubasz
    source: www.wtg-gniazdo.org
    own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Monument, f. concentration camp, Żabikowo, source: zabikowo.home.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Monument, f. concentration camp, Żabikowo
    source: zabikowo.home.pl
    own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
    source: own collection
  • COFTA Czeslav - Commemorative plague, altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCOFTA Czeslav
    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 [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

26.06.1910

Rogoźno (Oborniki county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.06.1934 (Poznań cathedral)

positions held

vicar of Lubasz n. Czarnków parish (1934‑44), f. vicar of Konarzewo n. Poznań parish (1934), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Poznań (1929‑34), f. student at Mathematical–Natural Sciences Department of Poznań University in Poznań (1928‑9)

date and place of death

04.10.1944

AL Posen-Lenzingen

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation and arrests of most of the local priests ministered — apart from Lubasz — in a number of local parishes as well (among others in Boruszyn and Połajewo), partly clandestinely. In his Lubasz parish, in 1939 already, organized a clandestine resistance cell assisting POWs and political prisoners held in German POW and concentration camps, as well as their families and Poles deported by the Germans to German–run General Governorate. Organized clandestine collections and dispatch of food, clothes, medicines parcels, as well as money — not from his parish but in order to avoid interest from out of Czarnków county. Collaborated, as a chaplain, with Polish resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) under nom‑de‑guerre „Tutejszy” (Eng. „Local”). Arrested on 08.03.1944 by the Germans after accidental discovery of his resistance cell. Jailed in Szamotuły prison. On 25.04.1944 transferred to AL Posen–Lenzingen penal camp. There continued to help, also pastorally, to the prisoners, mainly the weak and sick ones. Tortured. Repeatedly locked in a cage secured with barbed wire, where for days had stand half–bent out on the open — and in between being thrown into a fire pool full of cold water and forced to swim in it for half an hour or so. Scourged. Taking on himself penalties levied at others perished in a basement where corpses were held, thrown there by the Germans.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

AL Posen-Lenzingen: German detention‑penal niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. corrective labour camp) in Luboń‑Żabikowo — c. 10 km from Poznań city center, in Greater Poland historical region, after start of German occupation in 1939 in German province Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland — functioning from 04.1943 till 1945, taking over the role of KL Posen concentration camp. Approx. 40,000 prisoners, mainly Polish intelligentsia, members of underground clandestine independence organizations and Russian POWs, were held captive. Most of them perished in the camp (some in mass executions). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21], issuu.com [access: 2013.06.23])

Szamotuły (prisoner no: 619): Detention centre run by Germans. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: 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: 2013.05.19], www.filipini.poznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23], issuu.com [access: 2016.05.30]
original images:
issuu.com [access: 2016.05.30], www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2013.05.19], zabikowo.home.pl [access: 2014.01.06]

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