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

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  • GÓRNY Joseph, source: wloszakowice.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
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surname

GÓRNY

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • GÓRNY Joseph - Cenotaph, cemetery, Włoszakowice, source: wloszakowice.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Cenotaph, cemetery, Włoszakowice
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  • GÓRNY Joseph - Commemorative plaque and monument, Włoszczakowice, source: www.polskaniezwykla.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Commemorative plaque and monument, Włoszczakowice
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  • GÓRNY Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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  • GÓRNY Joseph - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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  • GÓRNY Joseph - Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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  • GÓRNY Joseph - Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRNY Joseph
    Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
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    Commemorative plague, altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

Gold „Cross of Merit”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
„Medal of Independence”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.02.02]

date and place of birth

14.03.1882

Czempiń (Kościan county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

30.01.1910 (Poznań cathedral)

positions held

parish priest of Włoszakowice parish (1916‑40), f. vicar of Holy Mary the Immaculate in Poznań Główna (1914‑6), Winna Góra (1914), Lubiń (1910‑4) parishes

date and place of death

11.04.1941

KL Dachau

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After end of I World War in 11.1918 chairman of Polish Countyh Council in Wschowa. Delegate to the Polish District Parliament that convened on 3‑5.12.1918 in Poznań and expressed desire for a unified Polish State with access to the sea. During Greater Poland uprising of 1918‑9 chaplain of Polish IV Battalion of Leszno Group of South–West front in Boguszyn area. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 14.02.1940. Jailed in Goruszki transit camp. From there on 15‑16.08.1940 moved to KL Buchenwald concentration camp slaved in quarries. Finally on 06‑08.12.1940 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 21923): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

KL Buchenwald (prisoner no: 3991): In KL Buchenwald concentration camp, founded in 1937 and operational till 1945, Germans held c. 238,380 prisoners and murdered approx. 56,000 of them, among them thousands of Poles. Prisoners were victims of pseudo–scientific experiments, conducted among others by Behring–Werke from Marburg and Robert Koch Institute from Berlin companies. They slaved for Gustloff in Weimar and Fritz–Sauckel companies manufacturing armaments. To support Erla–Maschinenwerk GmbH in Leipzig, Junkers in Schönebeck (airplanes) and Rautal in Wernigerode Germans organized special sub–camps. In 1945 there were more than 100 such sub–camps. Dora concentration camp was initially one of them, as well as KL Ravensbrück sub–camps (from 08.1944). On 08.04.1945 Polish prisoner, Mr Guido Damazyn, used clandestinely constructed short wave transmitter to sent, together with a Russian prisoner, a short message begging for help. It was received and he got a reply: „KZ Bu. Hold out. Rushing to your aid. Staff of Third Army” (American). Three days later the camp was liberated. (more on: www.buchenwald.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Goruszki: Franciscan cloister Goruszki in Miejska Górka was an internment (transit) camp for priest from surrounding counties, prior to transport to the German concentration camps. (more on: www.franciszkanie-goruszki.pl [access: 2013.08.10])

02-03.1940 arrests (Warthegau): First large wave of arrests in 1940 of Polish clergy from German occupied Warthegau region (Greater Poland), started in fact in 01.1940 but the largest numbers of priest were held in 02‑03.1940. In accordance with a plan of „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — drafted by the Gaulaiter of Warthegau, Artur Greiser, few hundred of Polish priests were interned in transit camps in Puszczykowo, Bruczków, Goruszki, Chludowo and KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp prior to transfer to concentration camps deep within Germany.

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). Extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: www.franciszkanie-goruszki.pl [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.08.14])

sources

personal:
www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2012.11.23], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
original images:
wloszakowice.pl [access: 2013.10.05], wloszakowice.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.polskaniezwykla.pl [access: 2019.10.13]

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