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

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    XIX c., feretory
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • CYREK Joseph; source: „Suffering and love – Jesuit Servants of God – II World War martyrs”, WAM, Cracow, 2009, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    source: „Suffering and love – Jesuit Servants of God – II World War martyrs”, WAM, Cracow, 2009
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  • CYREK Joseph; source: „Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564—1995” – Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    source: „Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564—1995” – Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

CYREK

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • CYREK Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Jesuits church, Cracow, Kopernika str., source: www.sowiniec.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Jesuits church, Cracow, Kopernika str.
    source: www.sowiniec.com.pl
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  • CYREK Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Finucaine Center, Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City, source: college.holycross.edu, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Finucaine Center, Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City
    source: college.holycross.edu
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  • CYREK Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Holy Ghost church, Nowy Sącz, source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Holy Ghost church, Nowy Sącz
    source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl
    own collection
  • CYREK Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże, source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOCYREK Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
    source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Southern Poland province SI

date and place of birth

13.09.1904

Bysina (Myślenice county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

24.08.1934 (Lowanium)

positions held

editor of „Hostia” (1938‑9), director of the Eucharist Crusade secretariat (1938‑9), employee of the Prayer Apostolate Printing House in Cracow, f. minister to Polish émigrés in Marchienne au Pont (Belgium), f. theology student in Lovain (1931‑5), f. philosophy student in Cracow (1928‑31), in Congregation in Stara Wieś monastery from 06.12.1924

date and place of death

02.09.1940

KL Auschwitz

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested on 10.11.1939 in Cracow, together with 24 Jesuits from Cracow Jesuits’ College (with Fr Casimir Dembowski, Fr Marian Morawski, Fr Stanislaus Podoleński, Bro John Zając, Bro Eugene Żeleźniak, students Stanislaus Sewiłło and Bronislaus Wielgosz, among others), by the Germans. Jailed in Montelupich prison in Cracow. Next on 03.02.1940 transported to Wiśnicz prison. Finally on 20.06.1940 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where he was tortured after refusal to resign from the priesthood and soon perished in camp’s „hospital”.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

DEMBOWSKI Casimir Marian Anthony, MORAWSKI Marian Joseph Adalbert, PODOLEŃSKI Stanislaus Thaddeus, SEWIŁŁO Stanislaus, WIELGOSZ Bronislaus, ZAJĄC John, ŻELEŹNIAK Eugene

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz: German KL Auschwitz (today: Oświęcim) concentration and death camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 on the German territory. Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the camp, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was KL Birkenau, not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Wiśnicz: Penal institution set up — by Joseph II, Austrian emperor, after 1st partition of Poland — in a former Discalded Carmelites’ convent in Nowy Wiśnicz n. Bochnia. During the II World War Germans initially used it as a concentration camp for Poles prior to opening up the KL Auschwitz concentration camp. Many Poles suspected by the Germans of collaboration with Polish Clandestine State, prior to being sent to concentration camps, especially KL Auschwitz, were held there. During the night of 26‑27.07.1944 resistance Home Army AK attacked the prison and freed 129 Polish „political” prisoners. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison run by the Germans. In 1940‑4 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Sonderaktion Krakau: German operation against Cracow intelligentsia, part of a broader „Intelligenzaktion” against Polish intelligentsia, carried out in 1939‑40. On 06.11.1939 Germans arrested 183/4 Cracow professors from prestigiuous universities, mainly Jagiellonian University. They were jailed in Montelupich prison in Cracow prior to being sent to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp. 4 days later on 10.11.1939 Germans arrested 25 Jesuits from Cracow College. They were also jailed in Montelupich prison and then transported to German concentration camps where 7 of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01], 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: 2013.02.15], www.jezuici.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.hagiographycircle.com [access: 2012.11.23], www.sacerdospolonus.pl [access: 2014.08.14], archive.today [access: 2014.05.09]
bibliograhical:
„Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2016.03.14], college.holycross.edu [access: 2013.05.19], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.05.09], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2014.03.21]

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