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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

GRABOWSKI

surname
versions/aliases

GRABOWSKI-CIEMLADA

forename(s)

Silvester (pl. Sylwester)

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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]
Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

31.12.1887

Grabowo Parchowskie
Bytów Cou., Pomerania voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

12.05.1912

positions held

parish priest of St Catherine parish in Sypniewo (1931‑9), chairman of the National Party county board, member of Pomeranian Voivodeship Council, f. prefect of gymnasium for girls in Toruń (1922‑31), f. parish priest of military parish in Toruń (1921‑2), f. chaplain of 16 Pomeranian Infantry Division of Polish Army during Polish–Russian war (1919‑20), f. parish priest of military parish in Grudziądz (1918‑9), f. chaplain of German Army during I World War (1914‑8), f. vicar of Chmielno, Wąbrzeźno, Koronowo, Czersk, Czarny Las parishes, f. vice–secretary of Science Society in Toruń (1923‑6), f. vice–chairman of Priests–Prefects Society Pomeranian board (from 1925)

date and place of death

10.1939

IL Karlshof
internment camp, Karolewo, Więcbork gm., Sępólno Krajeńskie Cou., Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv., Poland

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

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 in 09.1939. Jailed in IL Karlshof concentration camp. Murdered there, in a nearby forest or gravel pit.

alt. dates and places of death

IL Resmin
internment camp, Radzim, Kamień Krajeński gm., Sępólno Krajeńskie Cou., Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv., Poland
KL Stutthof
concentration camp, Sztutowo, Sztutowo gm., Nowy Dwór Gdański Cou., Pomerania voiv., Poland

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered in IL Resmin transit camp, according to some others in KL Stutthof concentration camp.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

KOZŁOWSKI Anthony

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

IL Karlshof: In 1939 during action „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia and leading classes in Pomerania — Germans set up in Karolewo (today: in Sępólno Krajeńskie county) a concentration camp (Germ. Internierungslager) IL Karlshof for arrested Poles from Krajna region. By 12.1939 when the Karolewo camp was shut down Germans had murdered from 4,000 to 10,000 Poles in nearby surrounding forests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

IL Resmin: German transit camp (niem. Internierungslager) in Radzim village, set up in a local manor for Krajno region inhabitants, operational from 10.1939 till 12.1939 — exclusively men (some women and children who found themselves accidentally were murdered on the spot). Among others on c. 15.01.1939 Germans brought to it — and to a small sub‑camp Komierowo, c. 10 km away — all prisoners of a nearby — c. 10 km — transit camp in Drożdzienica. As a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania — Germans murdered in Radzim approx. 5,000 victims. They were murdered at the camp itself (mainly in the manor’s park) or executed outside, in a site of mass executions in Rudzki Most n. Tuchola among others. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19])

KL Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06], 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])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

personal:
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