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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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religious status

Servant of God

surname

FUCHS

forename(s)

Godfrey (pl. Godfryd)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Godfrey (pl. Gottfried)

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of the Divine Word (Verbites, Divine Word Missionaries, Steyler Missionaries - SVD)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02]

nationality

German

date and place of birth

04.09.1892

Schlehbush-Leverkusen (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

religious vows

28.07.1917 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.09.1917 (St Gabriel (Maria Enzersdorf, Austria))

positions held

vicar of St Anne parish in Sztum (1943‑5), f. friar at St Adalbert Mission House in Pieniężno (1925‑43) — teacher in gymnasium (till 1941), choir conductor, hospital chaplain, f. minister of Babiak and Górowo Iławieckie churches (till 1943), f. philosophy and theology student at St. Gabriel Mission House in Maria Enzersdorf in Austria (1914‑7), novitiate in St Gabriel Mission House in Maria Enzersdorf in Austria (from 05.09.1913)

date and place of death

28.01.1945

Sztum (Sztum county)

cause of death

murder

details of death

After closure in 1941 of the missionary school in Pieniężno, after profanation of the church and turning it into party meeting hall by the German National Socialists, expelled on 06.08.1943 with other friars from Pieniężno monastery (was given two hours for preparation). Moved to Sztum as vicar. During the final Russian winter offensive of 1945 of the II World War — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — attempted to find safety at parish rectory. On 28.01.1945 Russian officer with a bunch of Russian soldiers entered the rectory. They robbed it, including its wine. Then left the rectory but on c. 23:00 returned — drunken. Attempted to intercede for the women and girls, assaulted and raped. Started to interrogate him and prob. torture. Finally shot him twice into head — first into right temple and next into the back of his head.

alt. dates and places of death

29.01.1941

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BREHM William, CHMIELEWSKI John Paul, HUHN Paul, KLEMENT Bernard, KORTENDIECK Theodore, LANGKAU Otto, LINDENBLATT John, LINKA Arthur, LUDWIG Francis, LUNKWITZ Paul, MARQUARDT John, PREUSCHOFF Clement, PROTHMANN Adalbert, RAHMEL Engelbert, SCHIKOWSKI Ulrich, SCHULZ Arthur, SCHWARTZ Paul, SIEGEL Bruno Alexander, STEINKI Joseph, ŚWITALSKI Vladislav Bronislaus, WEICHSEL Bruno, WILKE George, ZAGERMANN Francis, ZIEMETZKI Joachim

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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.gornagrupa.werbisci.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.seminarium.org.pl [access: 2013.05.19], svdgg.republika.pl [access: 2013.06.23]

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