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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John, source: www.klodzko.jezuici.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John, source: biblia.wiara.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John - Francis Kucharczak, contemporary image; source: from: „Witnesses of truth of this land”, John Kochel, Opole, 2016 (docplayer.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
    Francis Kucharczak, contemporary image
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religious status

blessed

surname

HIRSCHFELDER

forename(s)

Gerard Francis John (pl. Gerard Franciszek Jan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Gerhard Franziskus Johannes

  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John - Commemorative plaque, Telgte, source: de.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
    Commemorative plaque, Telgte
    source: de.wikipedia.org
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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John - Commemorative plaque, Assumption of the Virgin Mary church, Kłodzko, source: www.youtube.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
    Commemorative plaque, Assumption of the Virgin Mary church, Kłodzko
    source: www.youtube.com
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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John - Commemorative plaque, prison, Kłodzko, source: www.sw.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
    Commemorative plaque, prison, Kłodzko
    source: www.sw.gov.pl
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  • HIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John - Grave, parish cemetery, Kłodzka str., Kudowa Zdrój, source: groby.radaopwim.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHIRSCHFELDER Gerard Francis John
    Grave, parish cemetery, Kłodzka str., Kudowa Zdrój
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beatification date

19.09.2010

Benedict XVI

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Prague archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31]
Wrocław archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

German

date and place of birth

17.02.1907

Kłodzko
Kłodzko Cou., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

31.01.1932 (Wrocław cathedral)

positions held

vicar of Bystrzyca Kłodzka parish (1939‑41), chaplain of the youth of Kłodzko deanery (1939‑41), chairman of local branch of „Kolping Society” in Bystrzyca Kłodzka, f. vicar of Czermna parish (1932‑9), f. theology and philosophy student at Theology Department of Frederick William Silesian University in Wrocław (1927‑31)

date and place of death

01.08.1942

KL Dachau
concentration camp, Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria, Germany

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After NSDAP national–socialist party took power in Germany in 01.1933 harassed by the authorities — followed, summoned for interrogations, beaten by militants („unknown perpetrators”). After outbreak of the II World War started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 arrested on 01.08.1941 by German Gestapo for defending Christian faith and Holy Cross against desecration— after desecration of a Baroque chapel by national–socialist youth was to admonish them: „Wer der Jugend den Glauben an Christus aus dem Herzen reißt, ist ein Verbrecher!” (Eng. „Whoever tears out the faith in Christ from the hearts of youth, is a criminal”). Jailed in Kłodzko prison. On 15.12.1941 transported to Wiedeń prison and on 27.12.1941 to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

biography (own resources)

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28972): 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])

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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19], jbc.jelenia-gora.pl [access: 2013.05.19], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.kaplanhirschfelder.de [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
www.klodzko.jezuici.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.kaplanhirschfelder.de [access: 2013.05.19], biblia.wiara.pl [access: 2015.09.30], jbc.jelenia-gora.pl [access: 2013.05.19], docplayer.pl [access: 2018.02.15], de.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.09.30], www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.12.04], groby.radaopwim.gov.pl [access: 2014.01.16]

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