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

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • DYMITROWSKI James, source: www.kchodorowski.republika.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODYMITROWSKI James
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surname

DYMITROWSKI

surname
versions/aliases

DMITROWSKI

forename(s)

James (pl. Jakub)

  • DYMITROWSKI James - Commemorative plaque, St Hedwig church, Kraków, source: stowarzyszenieuozun.wroclaw.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODYMITROWSKI James
    Commemorative plaque, St Hedwig church, Kraków
    source: stowarzyszenieuozun.wroclaw.pl
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  • DYMITROWSKI James - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Czerwona Woda, source: wegliniec.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODYMITROWSKI James
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Czerwona Woda
    source: wegliniec.pl
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  • DYMITROWSKI James - Banner of the Volunteer Fire Brigade in Bełza, District Command of the State Fire Service in Ustrzyki Dolne (in zoom one of the commemorative nails in the banner pole), source: www.bieszczadzka24.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODYMITROWSKI James
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

20.09.1886

Wałowa
Kitsman rai., Chernivtsi obl., Ukraine

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1910

positions held

dean (1925‑41) and parish priest (1923‑41) of Bełz parish, f. vicar general of Lviv diocese in German–occupied part (1939‑41), f. lecturer and assistant professor of Theology Department at John Casimir University in Lviv, f. deputy rector of Lviv Theological Seminary (1918‑20), f. prefect at Public Real School — later Nicholas Kopernik 1st Gymnasium — in Lviv, f. PhD student at Theological Department of Innsbruck University, f. vicar of St Elisabeth in Lviv, Sadagóra— catechist at Polish school, parishes, f. student at Theology Department of Franciscan University in Lviv (from 1906), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Lviv (from 1906), scientist, Old Testament and Hebrew language specialist, author of studies on Bełz history

date and place of death

11.1941

Lviv
Lviv obl., Ukraine

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during Russian occupation in 1939‑41, vicar general for German occupied Lviv diocese's territory (Bełz was taken over on 25.09.1939 by the Russians but on 13.10.1939 handed over — based on Ribbentrop–Mołotow pact — to Germans). Collaborated with the budding Polish resistance organised around Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of Polish Clandestine State). Helped in setting up a human smuggling route for Polish soldiers attempting to cross over to Russian occupied zone and further west, to Polish army being raised in France and England. Hiding places for weapons were secured and permanent radio watches were organized (possession of the radio receivers was illegal). Arrested by the Germans in 08.1941 (prob. on 27.08.1941) during arrests among Polish resistance organisations prob. in Mosty Wielkie, after German attack of their erstwhile ally in 06.1941 and start of German occupation, by Ukrainian police and handed over to Germans. Prob. transported to Lviv. There held in prison. Tortured. From there driven out together with a group of Polish independence conspirators to an execution site and murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

07.1941, 09.1941, 12.1941

alt. details of death

According to other sources held by Ukrainian police and murdered by Germans shortly after arrest, in a group with 5 Poles during extermination of Bełz Catholic intelligentsia and captured ZWZ soldiers.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Volyn genocide: In 1939‑47, especially in 1943‑4, independent Ukrainian units, mainly belonging to genocidal Ukrainian organizations OUN (political arm) and UPA (military arm), supported by local Ukrainian population, murdered — often in extremely brutal way — in Volyn and surrounding regions of pre‑war Poland, from 70,000 to 130,000 Poles, all civilians: men, women, children, old and young. Polish–Ukrainian conflict that openly emerged during and after I World War (in particular resulting in Polish–Ukrainian war of 1918‑9), that survived and even deepened later when western Ukraine became a part Poland, exploded again after the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. During Russian occupation of 1939‑41, when hundreds of thousands of Poles were deported into central Russia, when tens of thousands were murdered (during so‑called Katyń massacres, among others), this open conflict had a limited character, helped by the fact that at that time Ukrainians, Ukrainian nationalists in particular, were also persecuted by the Russians. The worst came after German–Russian war started on 22.06.1941 and German occupation resulted. Initially Ukrainians supported Germans (Ukrainian police was initiated, Ukrainians co—participated in extermination of the Jews and were joining army units fighting alongside Germans). Later when German ambivalent position towards Ukraine became apparent Ukrainians started acting independently. And in 1943 one of the units of aforementioned Ukrainian OUN/UPA organization, in Volyn, started and perpetrated a genocide of Polish population of this region. In mere few weeks OUN/UPA murdered, with Germans passively watching on the sidelines, more than 40,000 Poles. This strategy was consequently approved and adopted by all OUN/UPA organisations and similar genocides took place in Eastern Lesser Poland (part of Ukraine) where more than 20,000 Poles were slaughtered, meeting however with growing resistance from Polish population. Further west, in Chełm, Rzeszów, etc. regions this genocide turned into an extremely bloody conflict. In general genocide, perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists, partly 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. More than 200 priests, religious and nuns perished. This holocaust and conflict ended up in total elimination of Polish population and Polish culture from Ukraine, in enforced deportations in 1944‑5 of remaining Poles from Ukraine and some Ukrainians into Ukraine proper, and finally in deportation of Ukrainians from East‑South to the Western parts of Polish republic prl by Commie‑Nazi Russian controlled Polish security forces („Vistula Action”). (more on: wolyn1943.eu.interiowo.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.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. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 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.stankiewicze.com [access: 2012.11.23], cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.stowarzyszenieuozun.wroclaw.pl [access: 2013.01.06]
bibliograhical:
„Register of Latin rite Lviv metropolis clergy’s losses in 1939‑45”, Józef Krętosz, Maria Pawłowiczowa, editors, Opole, 2005
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
original images:
www.kchodorowski.republika.pl [access: 2013.05.19], stowarzyszenieuozun.wroclaw.pl [access: 2014.01.16], wegliniec.pl [access: 2014.10.31], www.bieszczadzka24.pl [access: 2017.05.20]

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