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St Sigismund parish
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

GOŃCZ

forename(s)

Joseph Theophilus (pl. Józef Teofil)

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function

religious seminarian

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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congregation

Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary CSSpmore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Holy Ghost Fathers)

diocese / province

Polish Vice‐province CSSp

date and place
of death

29.06.1944

Maladzyechnatoday: Maladzyechna dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
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details of death

At the time of the German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and the start of World War II, after completing his philosophical studies and before the planned start of philosophical studies in Chevilly, France, prob. visited his family in Poland and at the same time was helping the Congregation in running the Minor Seminary in Bydgoszcz.

After the start of the German occupation, helped at the Minor Seminary in Bydgoszcz for some time, until it was closed by the Germans.

Next worked as physical worker at Człuchów–Tczew road construction, accountant and translator in Swarorzyn, German camp for English prisoners.

Forcibly drafted into a German Todt organization constructing military installations and sent to Belarus and Lithuania as member of train rescue team.

Died during bombing raid in Maladzyechna (Russians captured the city on 05.07.1944).

cause of death

shelling (bombardment)

perpetrators

Russians

date and place
of birth

20.12.1913

Odrytoday: Czersk gm., Chojnice pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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religious vows

08.09.1937 (temporary)

positions held

1939

educator — Bydgoszcztoday: Bydgoszcz city pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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⋄ Minor Seminary (gymnasium), Congregation's house, Spiritans CSSp

1937 – 1939

student — Mortaintoday: Avranches arr., Manche dep., Normandie reg., France
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⋄ philosophy, Theological Seminary (Scholasticate) in White Abbey (Fr. Abbaye Blanche), Spiritans CSSp

from 01.09.1936

novitiate — Orlytoday: Créteil arr., Val‐de‐Marne dep., Île‐de‐France reg., France
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⋄ Congregation's house („Château Grignon”, at 95 rue Paul Vaillant Couturier), Spiritans CSSp

from 1928

pupil — Bydgoszcztoday: Bydgoszcz city pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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⋄ Minor Seminary (gymnasium), Congregation's house, Spiritans CSSp

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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 World War II in 09.1939. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so‐called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro‐Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 Stanislav Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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sources

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original images:
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