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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent); source: Fr Thaddeus Krahel, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939—1945”, Białystok, 2017, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    source: Fr Thaddeus Krahel, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939—1945”, Białystok, 2017
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent), source: old.franciszkanie.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent), source: www.czyszki1350.republika.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent); source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016
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religious status

blessed

surname

GUZ

forename(s)

Joseph Adalbert (pl. Józef Wojciech)

religious forename(s)

Innocent (pl. Innocenty)

  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent) - Painting, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    Painting, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent) - Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent) - Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent) - Commemorative plaque, Franciscans' church, Cracow, 5 Franciszkańska str., source: www.sowiniec.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    Commemorative plaque, Franciscans' church, Cracow, 5 Franciszkańska str.
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  • GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent) - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent)
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
    source: www.szczecin.pl
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Immaculate Mary province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of birth

18.03.1890

Lviv

religious vows

26.09.1909 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

02.06.1914 (St Francis of Assisi church in Cracow)

positions held

friar in Grodno monastery (1936‑40) — steward and confessor, f. friar in Niepokalanów monastery (1933‑6) — confessor, prefect and spiritual father of clerics, music teacher at Lower Theological Seminary, f. friar in Czyszki monastery (1930‑3) — parish vicar, f. friar in Grodno monastery (1924‑30) — monastery’s procurator, prefect of the sacristy, „Knight of The Immaculate” collaborator, f. friar in Radomsko monastery (till 1924), f. friar in Lviv monastery (c. 1923) — music and song teacher in the novitiate, f. friar in Warsaw monastery (till c. 1923), f. friar in Congregation’s house and parish in Halicz, Czyszki, Hanaczów, f. philosophy and theology student at Philosophy and Theology Studium in Cracow (1909‑14), novitiate in Lviv monastery (1908‑9), in Congregation from 28.08.1908

date and place of death

06.06.1940

KL Sachsenhausen

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, took part in heroic defense on 20‑24.09.1939 of Grodno — from Russian barbarians, who resorted to tying captured Poles to their tanks and using them as shields — together with Fr Francis Potrzebski, Fr Francis Zakrzewski and Fr Henry Hlebowicz, among others. After start of Russian occupation arrested on 02.04.1940 in Grodno by the Russians. Jailed in Grodno and then held in house arrest in Adamowicze. There decided to cross over Vilnius then held under Lithuanian occupation. Arrested on the way by the Germans. Jailed in Suwałki prison from where on c. 20.04.1940 transported to KL Soldau concentration camp. Finally on 08.05.1940 taken to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp where was murdered — unable to follow the marching group kicked all over, beaten up and forced to jump around the prison barrack. Finally drenched in cold water by a German guard who next forced the end of the hydrant hose into his mouth and drowned him.

alt. dates and places of death

08.06.1940

perpetrators

Germans

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others related in death

HLEBOWICZ Henry, POTRZEBSKI Victor Francis, ZAKRZEWSKI Francis, ADAMCZYK Stanislaus, BRZĄKAŁA Victor, BURCZYK Felix, BYTOF Peter, CHARSZEWSKI Ignatius, CHYLARECKI Stanislaus, CIEMNIAK Louis, CYBULSKI Stanislaus, CZAKI Saturnin, CZAPIEWSKI Joseph Leonard, DEMSKI Vladislav, DOERING Alexander, FIGAT Henry, GOŃCZ Bernard, GORAL Vladislav, GRZEBIELEWSKI Joseph, HEVELKE John, HINZ Francis, HINZ Thaddeus, JARZĘBSKI Stanislaus, JORDAN Boleslaus, KALINOWSKI Theodore, KARAMUCKI Edmund Vladislav, KARCZYŃSKI Cyril Methodius, KAŹMIERCZAK Bronislaus, KLEIN John, KOMPF January, KONKOLEWSKI Joachim, KOWNACKI Bronislaus, KOZUBEK Roman, KRAUZE Edmund, KRUPIŃSKI Louis, KUBIAK John (Bro. Norbert Mary), KUBICKI Steven, KUBISTA Stanislaus, KUPILAS Francis, LAPIS Casimir, LENART John, LICZNERSKI Constantine, ŁOSIŃSKI Bernard Anthony, MACIĄTEK Stanislaus Peter, MARCHLEWSKI Leonard, MATUSZEWSKI Francis, MĄKOWSKI John, MĘŻNICKI Joseph, MICHNOWSKI Marian John, MITRĘGA Francis, MORKOWSKI Edmund, MOŚCICKI Joseph, NAGÓRSKI Paul Adalbert, NITSCHMANN Adam Robert, NOWAŃSKI Anthony, NOWICKI Alexander, OCHOŃSKI Charles (Fr Chris), OKOŁO-KUŁAK Anthony, PALUCHOWSKI Boleslaus, PETRYKOWSKI Steven, PIASZCZYŃSKI Michael, PODLASZEWSKI Francis, POMIANOWSKI Vladislav, RADTKE Steven Boleslaus, SĄSAŁA Theodore, SKOBLEWSKI Mieczyslav, SKOWRON Casimir, SOCHACZEWSKI Bronislaus Peter, SWINARSKI-PORAJ Nicholas, SYNOWIEC Boleslaus, SZUKALSKI John, SZYMAŃSKI Bruno, ŚLEDZIŃSKI Joseph, TUSZYŃSKI Joseph, TYMIŃSKI Anthony, WAWRZYNOWICZ John, WĄSOWICZ Sigismund, WIERZBICKI Sigismund Lawrence, WIERZCHOWSKI Fabian Sebastian, WILLIMSKY Albert, WŁODARCZYK Ignatius, WOHLFEIL Robert, WRÓBLEWSKI Bronislaus, ZAWISZA Valentine, ZIELIŃSKI Paul, ZIEMSKI Alexander, ZIENKOWSKI Vaclav, ŻUCHOWSKI Vaclav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Sachsenhausen (prisoner no: 24772): In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former olympic village from 1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „Durchgangslager Soldau” (Eng. Transit Camp), prior to transport to other concentration camps. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: mazowsze.hist.pl [access: 2013.08.17], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])

Suwałki: Prison and detention centre run by Germans. (more on: www.slady.ipn.gov.pl [access: 2013.10.05])

Grodno: Prison used both by the Russians (in 1920, 1939‑41 and from 1944) and the Germans (in 1941‑4). Thousands of Poles were jailed there.

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:
old.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2017.11.07]
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:
old.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2017.11.07], www.czyszki1350.republika.pl [access: 2017.11.07], www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2014.07.11], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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