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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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surname

GĄSKA

surname
versions/aliases

GONSKA

forename(s)

Walter

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

04.04.1875

Huta Laura - Siemianowice Śląskie

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.06.1901

positions held

parish priest of Holiest Heart of Jesus parish in Koszęcin (1922‑39), f. parish priest of St Hedwig of Silesia parish in Zabełków (1913‑22), f. vicar of Sudoł, Góra Świętej Anny, Świętochłowice (1901) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Department of King’s University — Universitas litterarum — in Wrocław (till 1901), activist of Polish Western Lands Defence Union

date and place of death

02.12.1943

Wrocław

cause of death

murder

details of death

During the plebiscite in 1921 that was to decide the fate of Upper Silesia and Opole region after I World War beaten up by German thugs. Arrested by the Germans and held in Racibórz jail. Released after 7 months. Left Zabełków parish that remained in Germany and moved to Koszęcin in Poland, though most of the votes in plebiscite (68%) where casted for Germany — only 32% for Poland. Became an active member of Polish Western Borderlands Defence Union. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, left his Koszęcin parish. Went into hiding in Chorzów, Tarnowskie Góry and finally in Wrocław, at St Joseph Institute in Janowice run by Marian sisters. There arrested by the Germans on 22.02.1943 — including 3 nuns and a local priest. Accused of treason and involvement in a plot to remove Hitler from power. There are indication he might have been involved in founding a clandestine organization consisting of Czechs, Poles and French aiming, in a wider context, to prepare an attempt at Hitler’s life in 04.1944. During interrogations took all the blame on himself. The first trial by German Sondergericht (Eng. special court) took place in 10.1943. The second started on 18.11.1943 and he had to be carried into the court. Prob. poisoned — before the sentence was passed — in Wrocław prison and perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

Silesian Uprisings: Three armed interventions of the Polish population against Germany in 1919‑21 aiming at incorporation of Upper Silesia and Opole region into Poland, after the revival of the Polish state in 1918. Took place in the context of a plebiscite ordered on the basis of the international treaty of Versailles of 28.06.1919, ending the First World War, that was to decide national fate of the disputed lands. The 1st Uprising took place on 16‑24.08.1919 and broke out spontaneously in response to German terror and repression against the Polish population. Covered mainly Pszczyna and Rybnik counties and part of the main Upper Silesia industrial district. Suppressed by the Germans. 2nd Uprising took place on 19‑25.08.1920 in response to numerous acts of terror of the German side. Covered the entire area of the Upper Silesia industrial district and part of the Rybnik county. As a result Poles obtained better conditions for the campaign prior the plebiscite. The poll was conducted on 20.03.1921. The majority of the population — 59.6% — were in favor of Germany, but the results were influenced by the admission of voting from former inhabitants of Upper Silesia living outside Silesia. As a result the 3rd Uprising broke out, the largest such uprising of the Silesian in the 20th century. It lasted from 02.05.1921 to 05.07.1921. Spread over almost the entire area of Upper Silesia. Two large battles took place in the area of St. Anna Mountain and near Olza. As a result on 12.10.1921 the international plebiscite commission decided on a more favorable for Poland division of Upper Silesia. The territory granted to Poland was enlarged to about ⅓ of the disputed territory. Poland accounted for 50% of metallurgy and 76% of coal mines. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.05.25])

sources

personal:
encyklo.pl [access: 2012.11.23], bsip.miastorybnik.pl [access: 2020.05.25]
original images:
www.koszecin-nspj.pl [access: 2013.08.10], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.01.06]

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