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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

FILIPEK

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
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function

diocesan seminarian

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Cracow archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

06.02.1942

KL Auschwitzconcentration camp
today: Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

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, the Germans evicted the inhabitants of the Theological Seminary on 08.11.1939 and handed over its building to the German guard service of the Wawel Castle in Krakow, i.e. Germ. SS‑Burgwache.

Until the fall of 1941, the seminary functioned in the Catholic House (now the Krakow Philharmonic) — later it operated in the underground and clerics met at secret locations, among others in the palace of the Archbishop of Krakow.

He was a cleric until his arrest by the Germans.

It took place on 16.07.1941 in Krzczonów where his family prob. lived — prob. for the distribution of resistance leaflets and newspapers (part of Polish Clandestine State activities).

Held in Montelupich Str. prison in Kraków.

On 08.01.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where perished: marked as „political prisoner — Pole” as on 21.01.1942 in „camps' hospital” (barrack 28, room 13) with „pleuritis”, death on 06.02.1941 in „camps' hospital” because of „pneumonia”.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

06.09.1914

Mount Pleasanttoday: Westmoreland Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
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positions held

from 1937

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary (in 1941‑5 clandestine); archdioc: Kraków}, at the moment of arrest in 5th year

prefect {Krzczonówtoday: Tokarnia gm., Myślenice pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
, public schools}, prob.

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 25280Click to display biography): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison, during occupation run by the Germans — from 28.02.1941 by Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police, known as Gestapo. 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

sources

personal:
pl.auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.straty.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.04.16]

bibliograhical:, „KL Auschwitz Museum records”, Christine Leśniak, Bureau for Former Prisoners, private query, 09.09.2015, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
original images:
auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
, auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
, auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
, www.harmeze.franciszkanie.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.03.21]

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