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st Sigismund
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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  • GĄSKA Walter, source: www.koszecin-nspj.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGĄSKA Walter
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surname

GĄSKA

surname
versions/aliases

GONSKA

forename(s)

Walter

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    Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice
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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 Koszęcin parish (1922‑39), f. parish priest of Zabełkowo parish (1913‑22), f. vicar of Sudoł, Góra Świętej Anny, Świętochłowice (1901) parishes, 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 after I World War beaten up by German thugs. Arrested by the Germans and held in Racibórz jail. Released after 7 months. After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War left his parish. Went into hiding in Chorzów, Tarnowskie Góry and finally in Wrocław, at St Joseph Institute run by Marian sisters. Arrested on 22.02.1943. 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 took place in 10.1943. The second started on 18.11.1943 and he had to be carried into the court. Prob. before sentence was poisoned 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])

sources

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

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