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Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • FLORCZAK Joseph - c. 1936, source: www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    c. 1936
    source: www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Turek, source: www.mehoffer.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Turek
    source: www.mehoffer.org.pl
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - 04.1928, St Stanislaus hospice, Botteghe Oscure Str., Rome, source: www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    04.1928, St Stanislaus hospice, Botteghe Oscure Str., Rome
    source: www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph; source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - 13.02.1928, Rome, source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    13.02.1928, Rome
    source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - 1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - 1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - 1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Contemporary portrait, KUL, Lublin, source: www.kul.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Contemporary portrait, KUL, Lublin
    source: www.kul.pl
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Author: Joseph Mehoffer, 1925, drawing, pencil on paper, 47,5×63 cm, source: zasoby.msl.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Author: Joseph Mehoffer, 1925, drawing, pencil on paper, 47,5×63 cm
    source: zasoby.msl.org.pl
    own collection

surname

FLORCZAK

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Commemorative plaques, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek; source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Commemorative plaques, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek
    source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Buczek, source: panaszonik.blogspot.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Buczek
    source: panaszonik.blogspot.com
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Commemorative plaques, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek; source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Commemorative plaques, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek
    source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019)
    own collection
  • FLORCZAK Joseph - Commemorative memorial, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek; source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFLORCZAK Joseph
    Commemorative memorial, Holiest Heart of Jesus church, Turek
    source: thanks to Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni (private correspondence, 09.11.2019)
    own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Kuyavia-Kalisz diocese

academic distinctions

Doctor of Law
Doctor of Sacred Theology

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
Commander's Cross „Polonia Restituta”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
honorary canon (Kalisz collegiate)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
honorary canon (Siedlce cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
archdeakon (Włocławek cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30]

date and place of birth

25.09.1887

Luciejów (Łask county)

alt. dates and places of birth

25.08.1883, 25.09.1883, 25.10.1887

Brzyków (Łask county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

07.08.1910

positions held

dean of Turek deanery (1936‑42), parish priest of Turek parish (1931‑42), f. attorney of the Congregation of Rites (till 1929), f. consulter of the Congregation for the Sacraments (till 1929), f. auditor of the Roman Rota (till 1929), professor of the College of Propaganda Fide in Rome, f. rector of St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr church in Rome (1920‑31), f. dean (1919‑20) and professor (1918‑22) of Canon Law and Moral Sciences Department of Lublin Catholic University KUL, f. professor of Theological Academy in Sankt Petersburg (1915‑8), f. law Phd student in Angelicum college in Rome (1913‑4) and student of Theological Academy in Sankt Petersburg (1910‑3), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Włocławek (1903‑9)

date and place of death

20.04.1943

KL Dachau

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, when German occupation started was in Warsaw. Arrested by the Germans on 03.10.1939 and held as a hostage, prob. as prevention before triumphal arrival of German socialist leader, Adolf Hitler, in captured Warsaw, together with c. 250 Catholic priests and clerics in Pawiak prison. Released on c. 11‑15.10.1939. Managed to return to his Turek parish prior of setting up German–run General Governorate and closing its borders. In c. 11.1939 arrested by the Germans in Poznań. „Beaten until he was covered with blood”. Released for a short time and rearrested? Again released. Finally arrested by the Germans at the beginning of 1942. Prob. on 17.03.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, and from there on 03‑05.06.1942 to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 30277): 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 Auschwitz (prisoner no: 26870): 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])

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: www.wmn.poznan.pl [access: 2019.02.02], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.27])

Poznań (Soldiers's House): From 12.09.1939 a Poznań prison for Poles, mainly those suspected of clandestine resistance activities, run by German Gestapo. Famed torture and interrogation centre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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:
www.niedziela.pl [access: 2013.10.05], naszswiat.it [access: 2019.11.11], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947
Ms Agatha Rola-Bruni, private correspondence, 11.2019
original images:
www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl [access: 2019.10.18], www.mehoffer.org.pl [access: 2013.10.05], www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl [access: 2019.10.18], audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2016.03.14], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.kul.pl [access: 2016.03.14], zasoby.msl.org.pl [access: 2019.05.30], panaszonik.blogspot.com [access: 2014.08.18]

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