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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

GACA

forename(s)

Peter (pl. Piotr)

religious forename(s)

Ladislaus (pl. Ładysław)

religious forename(s)
versions/aliases

Vladislav (pl. Władysław)

  • GACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus) - Commemorative plaque, Transfiguration Capuchin brothers church, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus)
    Commemorative plaque, Transfiguration Capuchin brothers church, Warsaw
    source: own collection
  • GACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus) - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus)
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection
  • GACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus) - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus)
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection
  • GACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus) - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGACA Peter (Fr Ladislaus)
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchins - OFMCap)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Warsaw province OFMcap
more on: www.kapucyni.pl [access: 2014.08.18]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

18.02.1907

Kozieniec

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

25.07.1933 (Nantes)

positions held

guardian of the monastery in Łomża (till 1940), educator in St Fidelis college in Łomża, f. theology and philosophy student in Tours in Francei (till 1933) and Brest–Eijsden in Holland, in Order from 1925

date and place of death

04.10.1942

(KarLag labour camp, n. Karaganda, Kazakhstan)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War took care of Polish soldiers wounded in 09.1939 defense campaign. After Germans handed over Łomża to their Russian ally on 26‑29.09.1939, in accordance with Ribbentrop–Mołotow accord, took part in emerging Polish clandestine resistance efforts — first as Service for Poland's Victory SZP and next as Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of emerging Polish Clandestine State). Arrested by the Russians on 23.05.1940 in Łomża, during mass arrests of Polish resistance fighters, prob. together with Fr Francis Marcinkowski. Jailed in Łomża prison. In 1941 — prob. right before German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians — moved to Minsk prison and from there transported to KarLag slave labour camp — Gulag — where in all probability je perished in unknown circumstances.

alt. dates and places of death

06.1941

alt. details of death

According to some sources perished in one of the „death marches” after German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians — prob. while rushed by Russians toward Minsk.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

MARCINKOWSKI Francis (Fr Gregory)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp n. Karaganda in Kazakhstan. One of the largest in Gulag penal system, operational in 1930‑59 (though even later parts of the camp were used as a new concentration camp and prison). Stretched over 300 by 200 km, centered in Dolinka village, c. 45 km from Karaganda. One of the goals was creation a large food base for the developing coal and metallurgical industries of Kazakhstan. 10,000 to 65,000 (in 1949) prisoners — including women and children many of whom perished — were held in the camp at any one time. In total over 1,000,000 inmates slaved in KarLag over its history. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.10.13])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Minsk: Russian prison. In 1937 site of mass murders perpetrated by the Russians during a „Great Purge”. After Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War place of incarceration of many Poles, In 06.1941, under attack by Germans, Russians murdered there a group of Polish prisoner kept in Central and co‑called American prisons in Mińsk. The rest were driven towards Czerwień in a „death march” (10,000‑20,000 prisoners perished), into Russia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners held in Russian controlled prisons in occupied Poland — c. 40,000 prisoners held in Russian NKVD prisons in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and many other individuals. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Łomża: During German occupation penal prison run by the Germans, where hundreds of Polish political prisoners were held captive. After Russian arrival prison run by Polish UB, a unit of murderous Russian NKVD. (more on: www.slady.ipn.gov.pl [access: 2014.09.21], www.sztetl.org.pl [access: 2014.09.21])

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.powolanie-kapucyni.pl [access: 2014.05.09], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.05.09], ru.openlist.wiki [access: 2019.02.02]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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