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  • DETKENS Edward - 1930; source: „Big Heart”, Darius Kaczmarczyk, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODETKENS Edward
    1930
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    1938
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    19.03.1940, after release from the first arrest, 11 days before the second
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religious status

blessed

surname

DETKENS

forename(s)

Edward

  • DETKENS Edward - Commemorative plaque, St Anne church, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODETKENS Edward
    Commemorative plaque, St Anne church, Warsaw
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    Cenotaph, Powązki cementary, Warsaw
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  • DETKENS Edward - Commemorative plaque, St Anne church, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODETKENS Edward
    Commemorative plaque, St Anne church, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, St John archcathedral, Warszawa
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  • DETKENS Edward - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODETKENS Edward
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Sacred Theology MA

honorary titles

Rochettum et Mantolettum canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

14.10.1885

Mokotów-Warsaw

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

11.1908 (Warsaw cathedral)

positions held

academic chaplain, rector (1934‑9) and vicar (1929‑34) of St Anne academic church in Warsaw, prefect of John Zamoyski gymnasium and lyceum (till 1939), Helen Gepner private humanities gymnasium for girls (till 1939), Cecile Kozłowska private school (till 1939), Vladislava Lange gymnasium for girls (till 1939), f. vicar of Warsaw St John the Baptist cathedral (1913‑29), Żbików–Pruszków (1908‑13) parishes, f. student of Theology Department at Warsaw University (1922‑6), co‑founder of Iuventus Christiana society(1921)

date and place of death

10.08.1942

TA Hartheim

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

details of death

A 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 04.10.1939 and initially held as a hostage, prob. as prevention before triumphal arrival of German socialist leader, Adolf Hitler, to captured Warsaw, together with c. 250 Catholic priests and clerics in Pawiak prison. Released on 07.02.1940. Soon on 30.03.1940 arrested again by the Germans, prob. for a displaying Lord’s Grave in his St Anne church in Warsaw. Jailed in Rakowiecka str. investigative prison. On 15.04.1940 moved to Pawiak prison. From there on 05.02.1940 transported to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp. On 30.09.1940 driven out from KL Sachenhausen and transported to Berlin. On the same day on the Berlin central railway station loaded onto a train a brought to Halle (Saale). Two days later on 02.10.1940 moved to Weimar. Next on 08.10.1940 transported to Hof in Bavaria and the following day to Nuremberg. Then on 10.10.1940 transported to Munich. On the same day at 17:30 registered in KL Dachau concentration camp. Finally taken in a so‑called „transport of invalids” to TA Hartheim Euthanasia Center where perished murdered in a gas chamber.

alt. dates and places of death

22.08.1942 (KL Dachau „death certificate” date)

perpetrators

Germans

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

ABT Steven, AKSMAN Julius Felician, ANDRZEJEWSKI Casimir, BĄK John Baptist, BIELOWSKI Joseph, CEPIEL Charles, CHABERKOWSKI Steven, CHYCZEWSKI Joseph, CISZAK Boleslaus, CZAPCZYK Henry, DEMBOWSKI Casimir Marian Anthony, DRAPIEWSKI Theodore, DRZEWIECKI Francis, DYJA Edward, DZIENISZ Leo, FALKOWSKI Theophilus, GABRYELSKI Thaddeus Narcissus, GRABOWSKI Sigismund, GRZESITOWSKI Stanislaus, GRZYMAŁA Edward, GUTOWSKI Leo, GZEL Eugene Henry, HERMAŃCZYK Oscar, JARANOWSKI Boleslaus Ignatius, KAZIMIEROWICZ Henry Maximilian, KLIN Conrad Anastasius, KONSTANTYNOWICZ Stanislaus Peter, KORCZAK Valentine, KOSTRZEWA Nicholas, KOTELA Joseph, KOWALSKI Sigismund Marian, KOZIK Valentine (Fr Cherubin), KRĘCICKI Boleslaus, KRZAK William, KURKOWSKI Leo Paul, LASKOWSKI Henry, MACIEJEWSKI Leo, MAKOWSKI Alexander Czeslav, MĄDRY John, MICHNIEWSKI Stanislaus Thomas, MOLSKI Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

TA Hartheim: In Germ. Tötungsanstalt TA Hartheim (Eng. Killing/Euthanasia Center), in Schloss Hartheim castle in Alkoven village in Upper Austria, belonging to KL Mauthausen–Gusen complex of concentration camps, as part of „Aktion T4”, the victims — underdeveloped mentally — were murdered by Germans in gas chambers. In 04.1941 Germans expanded the program to include prisoners held in concentration camps. Most if not all religious from KL Dachau were taken to Hartheim in so called „transports of invalids” (denoted as „Aktion 14 f 13”) — prisoners sick and according to German standards „unable to work” — from KL Dachau concentration camp (initially under the guise of a transfer to a „better” camp).
Note: The dates of death of victims murdered in Schloss Hartheim indicated in the „White Book” are the dates of deportations from the last concentration camp the victims where held in. The real dates of death are unknown — the investigation conducted by Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN concluded, that the victims were murdered immediately upon arrival in Schloss Hartheim, bodies cremated and the ashes spread over local fields and into Danube river. In order to hide details of the genocided Germans falsified both dates of death (for instance those entered into KL Dachau concentration camp books, presented in „White Book” as alternative dates of death) and their causes. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30])

Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program — denoted then as „Aktion 14 f 13”. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. The other „regional extension” of Aktion T4 was „Aktion Brandt” program during which Germans murdered chronically ill patients in order to make space for wounded soldiers. It is estimated that at least 30,000 were murdered in this program. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 27831): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

KL Sachsenhausen (prisoner no: 24014): In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former olympic village from 1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

Warsaw (Mokotów): Prison and detention centre in Warsaw on Rakowiecka str. Used by Germans during German occupation 1939‑45 to held thousands of Poles. In 1945‑56 thousands of Polish independence activists were held there by the Polish Commie–Nazi branch of Russian NKVD/KGB police. Hundreds of Poles were executed. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Pawiak: Investigative prison in Warsaw. Largest German prison in German‑led General Governorate. 100,000 prisoners went through it in the years 1939‑44, approx. 37,000 of which were murdered by the Germans in executions, during interrogations, in the cells or in the prison “hospital”. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], 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: 2014.12.20], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.05.30]
bibliograhical:
„Big Heart”, Darius Kaczmarczyk, PAX Publishing, 1985, Warsaw
original images:
brewiarz.pl [access: 2016.11.06], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2016.11.06], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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