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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

DEKOWSKI

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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

29.03.1877

Wętfie (Świecko county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.03.1901 (Pelplin)

positions held

dean of Wąbrzeźno deanery (from 1936), parish priest of Płużnica parish (from 1916), f. administrator of Nowe on Vistula river parish (1904‑12), f. vicar of Tuchola, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Zblewo, Pelplin parishes, member of Science Society in Toruń (1906‑39)

date and place of death

29.12.1941

Płużnica (Wąbrzeźno county)

cause of death

exhaustion

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, arrested by the Germans on 24.10.1939. Jailed in Dębowa Łąka and Chełmno. Next on 21.03.1940 transported to KL Stutthof concentration camp. In 04.1940 released. Deprived of the right to conduct priestly duties, thrown out of his rectory, lived at his organ player’s house and there perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

Chełmno-klasztor: On 07.11.1939 Germans — as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes — interned in Sisters of Mercy monastery in Chełmno more than dozen Polish priests prior to transporting them to KL Stutthof concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.03.10])

Dębowa Łąka: One of temporary prisons set up by the Germans in 1939, as part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — in a palace owned by the Sisters Shepherdesses of Divine Providence, for catholic priests from Wąbrzeźno county. In 1954‑7 one of the concentration and slave labour camps organised by Commie–Nazi authorities in Russian republic prl for religious sisters and nuns during Action X‑2. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31], 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:
www.niedziela.diecezja.torun.pl [access: 2012.11.23], pluznickiehistorie.pl [access: 2013.06.23], www.kpbc.ukw.edu.pl [access: 2014.10.04]
original images:
www.geni.com [access: 2020.04.25], pluznickiehistorie.pl [access: 2019.11.11]

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