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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

HEINTZEL

forename(s)

Joseph Leopold (pl. Józef Leopold)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, Salesians of Don Bosco - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

st Stanislaus Kostka Warsaw Inspectorate SDB
Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of birth

24.10.1873

Załęże-Katowice

religious vows

04.10.1895 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

28.04.1901 (Lizbona)

positions held

confessor and Church history lecturer at Lower Theological Seminary in Ląd (1927‑40), f. superior of Poznań institute (1926‑7), f. friar at Czerwińsk monastery (1924‑6), f. catechist, confessor and gymnasium teacher in Różanystok (1920‑4), f. confessor in Oświęcim institute (from 1917), f. catechist at Lubomirski’s Institute in Cracow (1912‑7), f. confessor and lecturer in Radna, f. school councillor at Oświęcim Institute, f. theology and philosophy student in Portugal (till 1901), f. educator (assistant) and lecturer to Polish youth in Lombriasco (from 1895), novitiate in Ivrea (1894‑5)

date and place of death

06.05.1942

TA Hartheim

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

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, for the first time arrested by the Germans on 06.01.1940 in Ląd. Released in 05.1940. Arrested again by the Germans on 06.10.1941 in Łódź. Jailed in Konstantynów transit camp. On 30.10.1941 transported in KL Dachau concentration camp. Finally — totally exhausted — transferred in a so‑called „Invalid transport” to TA Hartheim Euthanasia Center and murdered in a gas chamber.

alt. dates and places of death

14.07.1942 (KL Dachau „death certificate” date)

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

GIZOWSKI Edmund, GLISZCZYŃSKI Francis, GŁADYSZ Bronislaus, GŁOGOWSKI Lawrence, GMEREK Czeslav, GODLEWSKI Julian, GOLĘDZINOWSKI John Ignatius, GOŁĘBIOWSKI Vladislav (Bro. Alex), GOSTYŃSKI Casimir, GOZDEK Adolph Roman, GÓRECKI Joseph, GRABARCZYK James, GRABARCZYK John, GRABAREK Bronislaus, GROCHOLSKI Edmund, GRODKIEWICZ John, GRONWALD Thaddeus Edward, GRYSZKA Thomas, GRZESIEK Francis, GUDER John, GURANOWSKI Sigismund Stanislaus, GUTKA Bronislaus, HAMERLING Casimir Valentine, HOFMAN Francis, HUCHRACKI Joseph (Fr Eusebius), JANIAK Steven, JARCZEWSKI John Alexander, JARZĘBIŃSKI Steven Dominic Alexander, JARZYNA Arcadius Casimir, JASKULSKI Telesphorus, JAŚKIEWICZ Joseph Benedykt, JAWORSKI Thomas, JĘDRYCHOWSKI John, KACZOROWSKI Henry, KALINOWSKI Leo, KAMIŃSKI Steven (Bro. Vaclav), KARBOWIAK John, KARCZEWSKI Apollinaris Casimir, KARCZEWSKI Steven, KASIŃSKI Stanislaus Lamberto, KATUSZEWSKI Felix, KICIŃSKI John, KISZKURNO Anthony, KOCHANOWICZ Bronislaus Stanislaus, KOCHANOWSKI Vladislav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

TA Hartheim: In Germ. Tötungsanstalt TA Hartheim (Eng. Killing/Euthanasia Center), in Schloss Hartheim castle in Alkoven village in Upper Austria, belonging to KL Mauthausen–Gusen complex of concentration camps, as part of „Aktion T4”, the victims — underdeveloped mentally — were murdered by Germans in gas chambers. In 04.1941 Germans expanded the program to include prisoners held in concentration camps. Most if not all religious from KL Dachau were taken to Hartheim in so called „transports of invalids” (denoted as „Aktion 14 f 13”) — prisoners sick and according to German standards „unable to work” — from KL Dachau concentration camp (initially under the guise of a transfer to a „better” camp).
Note: The dates of death of victims murdered in Schloss Hartheim indicated in the „White Book” are the dates of deportations from the last concentration camp the victims where held in. The real dates of death are unknown — the investigation conducted by Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN concluded, that the victims were murdered immediately upon arrival in Schloss Hartheim, bodies cremated and the ashes spread over local fields and into Danube river. In order to hide details of the genocided Germans falsified both dates of death (for instance those entered into KL Dachau concentration camp books, presented in „White Book” as alternative dates of death) and their causes. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30])

Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program — denoted then as „Aktion 14 f 13”. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. The other „regional extension” of Aktion T4 was „Aktion Brandt” program during which Germans murdered chronically ill patients in order to make space for wounded soldiers. It is estimated that at least 30,000 were murdered in this program. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28205): 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])

Konstantynów: Transit concentration camp set up on 05.01.1940 and operational till 16.08.1943. Polish prisoners from Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Pomerania and central Poland were held there. Approx. 42,000 were interned, thousands of them perished out of which approx. 700 were identified. In 10.1941‑12.1941 approx. 450 Polish priests and religious from Częstochowa, Łódź and Włocławek dioceses and Poznań archdiocese were imprisoned there prior to transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

06.10.1941 arrests (Warthegau): On 13.09.1941 Gaulaiter of German province Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland, in German–occupied Greater Poland (where German standard law was in force), Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy issued a decree formally dissolving Catholic Church and forming in its place a Roman Catholic German National Church in Wartheland, an organization subject to a German private law. All the contacts with Vatican were forbidden. All the religion congregations were also dissolved. On 06‑07.10.1941 mass arrests of Polish Catholic priests took place. All were herded into Konstantynów or Ląd on Warta river transit camps or KL Posen concentration camp. On 30.10.1941 most of them were transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

Ląd: In 1940‑41, in a formerly cistercian priory and monastery (today Salesian Institute) in Ląd on Warta river Germans set‑up a transit camp for Polish priests and religious, from Włocławek, Gniezno, Warszawa, Poznań, Płock and Częstochowa dioceses and religious and monks from a number of congregations. Approx. 152 religious (70 till 03.04.1941 and 82 in 6‑28.10.1941) were held there prior to being sent to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], yadda.icm.edu.pl [access: 2016.03.14])

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:
bws.sdb.org.pl [access: 2019.05.30], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.05.30]
original images:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04]

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