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surname

GRZYMOWICZ

forename(s)

Theophilus (pl. Teofil)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łódź diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

17.10.1912

Krzemieniewo (Nowe Miasto Lubawskie county)

alt. dates and places of birth

Kurzętnik

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

10.07.1937

positions held

vicar of St Florian parish and prefect in Sulejów (from 1940), f. vicar of St Matthew in Pabianice (1939‑40), Mileszki (1939), Aleksandrów Kujawski (from 1937) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Łódź (till 1937)

date and place of death

30.04.1942

KL Dachau

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, during German occupation, prob. arrested for the first time by the Germans c. on. 13.01.1940. Held in Łódź–Radogoszcz transit camp / prison. Released? In danger of another arrest crossed over the border to German–run General Governorate and settled in Sulejów. Collaborated with resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ army (part of Polish Clandestine State). Arrested by the Germans on 11.02.1941 as a result of betrayal, together with 61 co‑conspirators from Sulejów (including co‑vicar, Fr Alois Gburczyk, and nearby Sulejów–Podklasztorze parish priest, Fr Anthony Misiurski) and 11 from Piotrków. Jailed in Sulejów and then in Kielce (w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie). Next on 05.04.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. From there moved to KL Neuengamme concentration camp and on 30.05.1941 to KL Dachau concentration camp. There murdered by Germans, together with Fr Alois Gburczyk with whom he shared the same fate starting in Radom, prob. on the basis of a sentence passed by Standgericht court in Radom — according to camp’s sources on 30.04.1942 at 15:59 „shot for resistance to the state authorities”.

alt. dates and places of death

Radom

alt. details of death

According to other sources on 30.04.1942 transported out of KL Dachau concentration camp back to General Governorate and murdered in Radom — together with Fr Alois Gburczyk — in a public execution.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

GBURCZYK Louis, MISIÓRSKI Anthony

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 26061): 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 Neuengamme: German concentration camp, initially fillial to KL Sachsenhausen, later independent. Prisoners were used as slaves in various munitions factories. On 18.04.1945 Germans started evacuation and forced prisoners into so‑called „Death Marchers”. Some were locked in a few ships in Hamburg port. The port was bombed by Allies and most of the prisoners perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 12205): German KL Auschwitz (today: Oświęcim) concentration and death camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 on the German territory. Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the camp, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was KL Birkenau, not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Kielce: The prison at Zamkowa Str. in Kielce was opened in 1826‑8. In 09.1939, after start of German occupation, under German control. Initially a POW camp and next prison run by German political police Gestapo. Till 1945 more then c. 16,000 prisoners were held there. Any time c. 2,000 were incarcerated, in space build for c. 400 people. Prisoners, in extremely cramped conditions, were starved, ill–treated and murdered in prison, executed outside, transported to German concentration camps or deported to slave labour sites. Prison chapel Germans used as torture chamber. From 1945 in Russian Commie–Nazi hands. Till 1956 many political prisoners, e.g. members of former restistance Home Army AK and National Armed Forces NSZ (part of Polish Clandestine State) where held camptive there. On 04‑05.1945 Polish partisans commanded by Mjr Anthony Heda attacked the prison and release c. 700 prisoners. (more on: www.facebook.com [access: 2013.08.17])

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

Radegast: Resettlement camp (as part of German resettlement „program” for Poles in 1939), then co–functioning with transit–concentration camp (during genocidal German Intelligenzaktion Litzmannstadt in 1939‑40), finally changed into Germ. Erweitertes Polizeigefängnis (Eng. Expanded Police prison), in Radogoszcz n. Łódź, operational from 1939 till 1945, for Poles from Łódź region. Probably in excess of 40,000 people were held there. For religious this was a transit camp before transfer to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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:
www.sulejow.pl [access: 2015.09.30], dziwoszbogdan.republika.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18], florian.sulejow.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„Archives, Dachau concentration camp memorial”, Mr Albert Knoll, private correspondence, 25.07.2017
Ms Bianka Geißler, International Tracing Service (ITS), Bad Arolsen, Germany (Archiv‑Nr. 8611), private correspondence, 21.08.2017
original images:
florian.sulejow.pl [access: 2019.10.13], florian.sulejow.pl [access: 2019.10.13], florian.sulejow.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.katedra.lodz.pl [access: 2014.01.06]

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