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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

KACZMAREK

forename(s)

Theodore Nicodemus (pl. Teodor Nikodem)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]

academic distinctions

Philosopy MA

date and place of birth

15.09.1895

Kościan (Kościan county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

05.04.1919 (Gniezno cathedral)

positions held

dean (1949‑53) and parish priest (1946‑53) of Krotoszyn parish, f. parish priest of Margonin (1945‑6, 1933‑9), Wieszczyczyn (1926‑33) parishes, f. PhD philosophy student of Poznań University (till 1939), f. post–grad pedagogy student at Humanities Deparement of Poznań University (1926‑32), f. vicar of Blessed Virgin Mary the Immaculate in Wolsztyn (1922‑6), Ostrzeszów (1919‑22) parishes, f. prefect at Teachers’ Seminary in Wolsztyn (1922‑6), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Gniezno (1918‑9), f. student at Theology Departemnt of University in Münster, author of historical publications

date and place of death

21.09.1954

Sztum (Sztum county)

cause of death

murder

details of death

Participant of Greater Poland Uprising in 1918‑9. Military nurse during battles n. Wolsztyn and after ordination a chaplain in Gniezno. After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War arrested on 11.09.1939 by the Germans. Jailed in Margonin prison but on 27.09.1939 released. On 12.12.1939 deported to the German‑run General Governorate. Settled in Kamionna n. Węgrów where helped the local parish priest. To his parish returned on 13.03.1945, after German defeat in 1944/5 and start of another Russian occupation. In 1952, facing a ban on Corpus Christi procession public altars, led a procession during which the altar was set up on a moving car platform and stopped at precisely the same spots where traditional altars had usually been erected. On 30.12.1952 arrested by the Russian controlled Commie‑Nazi secret police UB. Jailed in Krotoszyn gaol. On 06.01.1953 released. On 22.03.1953 however arrested again. Moved to infamous Rakowiecka Str. prison in Warsaw and accused by UB of failing to report „subversive”, clandestine activities — during German occupation — of his niece and her husband in clandestine resistance Home Army AK (part of the Polish Clandestine State) to the „relevant authorities”. On 29.01.1954 sentenced in Warsaw to 5 years. Jailed in Sztum prison. There held for 6 months in a 1.2×3 m, single prison cell, in isolation. There perished — refused necessary medical support when requested. Officially the cause of death was quoted as „heart failure”.

alt. dates and places of death

21.10.1954

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Sztum: Heavy prison for criminal offenders. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.28])

Warsaw (Mokotów): Prison and detention centre in Warsaw on Rakowiecka str. Used by Germans during German occupation 1939‑45 to held thousands of Poles. In 1945‑56 thousands of Polish independence activists were held there by the Polish Commie–Nazi branch of Russian NKVD/KGB police. Hundreds of Poles were executed. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [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])

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])

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.08.14])

sources

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dzienniknowy.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.opiekun.kalisz.pl [access: 2016.05.30], www.pch24.pl [access: 2016.05.30]
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