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05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

GRZECHOWSKI

forename(s)

Thaddeus (pl. Tadeusz)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of death

18.10.1939

Łopatki
Wąbrzeźno pow., Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death

27.10.1939

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans in 09.1939 and jailed in Wąbrzeźno transit camp. Murdered in a mass execution.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

10.10.1903

Lisiec Wielki parish
Stare Miasto gm., Konin pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

20.12.1930 (Pelpin cathedral)

positions held

1936–1939 — vicar {parish: Wąbrzeźno, St Simon and St Judas Thaddaeus the Apostles; dean.: Wąbrzeźno}
c. 1934 — vicar {parish: Toruń, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Toruń}
c. 1932–c. 1933 — vicar {parish: Nowe, St Matthew the Apostle and the Evangelist; dean.: Nowe}
from 1931 — vicar {parish: Osie, Exaltation of the Holy Cross; dean.: Czersk}
till 1930 — student {Pelplin, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

BREJSKI John Casimir, PUPPEL Louis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Łopatki (Piaskownia): In a closed‑down sand mine n. Łopatki village from 10.1939 till 12.1939 the Germans — as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes — murdered approx. 2,500 Poles, mainly interned in Wąbrzeźno and Rywałd transit camps and many inhabitants of Wąbrzeźno and Brodnica counties. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13], www.interklasa.pl [access: 2014.03.10])

Wąbrzeźno: In Wąbrzeźno, from 09.1939 till 11.1939 Germans set up — as part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — a concentration camp for Wąbrzeźno and its vicinity inhabitants. C. 1,000 prisoners were jailed there and subsequently murdered in Łopatki.

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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13], www.interklasa.pl [access: 2014.03.10], 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 — 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.niedziela.diecezja.torun.pl [access: 2012.11.23], ebuw.uw.edu.pl [access: 2016.03.14]
bibliograhical:
„Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981
original images:
picasaweb.google.com [access: 2016.03.14], gdansk.ipn.gov.pl [access: 2020.10.02]

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