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surname

KACZOROWSKI

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Płock diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

29.09.1878

Proboszczewice

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.05.1902

positions held

parish priest of Sadłowo parish (1939‑40), f. parish priest of Bonisław (1913‑39), Mochowo (1911), Bożewo (1909‑13) parishes, f. vicar of Dobrzyń on Vistula river (1904‑9), Ligowo (1902‑4) parishes

date and place of death

15.06.1941

KL Soldau

cause of death

extermination

details of death

Arrested on 22.10.1939. Jailed in Rypin prison. Tortured. Next held in Obory transit camp. After four months moved to Grudziądz transit camp. On 15.03.1940 released. On 07.03.1941 however arrested again. Transported to KL Soldau concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

ARENDZIKOWSKI Adam, BARTUZI Thaddeus, BIAŁY Vladislav, BŁOŃSKI Vladimir, BROMIRSKI Vladislav, BROSZKIEWICZ Alexander, CABAN Steven, CIBOROWSKI Thaddeus, DMOCHOWSKI Peter Julian, GIERGIELEWICZ Francis, GLINKA Francis (Bro. Anthony), GOSZCZYŃSKI Adam, JAWORSKI Stanislaus, KALISZKA Thaddeus, KLENIEWSKI Eugene Paul, KLIMKIEWICZ Francis, KŁAPKOWSKI Vladislav, KOBYLIŃSKI Stanislaus, KOLATOR Bronislaus, KOPER Bronislaus, KOWALSKA Mieczyslava (Sr Mary Therese of Baby Jesus), KOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav), KOZŁOWSKI John, KROGULECKI John, KRYSIAK Andrew, KRZEMIŃSKI John, KURACH Anthony, KURDZIEL John, KUŚMIERCZYK Anthony, LATARSKI Joseph, ŁADA Alexander, ŁUCZECZKO Emil, ŁUKASZEWICZ Louis, MALINOWSKI Stanislaus, MIASTKOWSKI Anthony, MICHALAK Joseph, MODZELEWSKI Adolph, MOLAK Joseph Stanislaus, MORAWSKI Michael, MOSSAKOWSKI Leo, NASIŁOWSKI Stanislaus, NOWOWIEJSKI Anthony Julian, OGRODOWICZ Joseph, PAWLAK Anthony, PŁYWACZYK Adalbert, PRZYGÓDZKI Julian, RAMOTOWSKI Vladislav, ROESLER Alexander, ROGALSKI Czeslav, ROSZKOWSKI Czeslav, ROŚCISZEWSKI Joseph, RUSZKOWSKI Francis, SALWOWSKI Joseph, SKARŻYŃSKI Boleslaus, SKIERKOWSKI Vladislav, SOBOCIŃSKI Joseph, STEFAŃCZYK Faustinus, STĘPKOWSKI Stanislaus, STROJNOWSKI Joseph, SZCZEPAŃSKI John, SZYDŁOWSKI John, SZYMCZYK Joseph, TROJAŃCZYK Peter Alexander, WALCZAK Anthony, WETMAŃSKI Leo, WIĘCKOWSKI Anthony, WILKOWSKI Adam, WILOCH John Louis, WIŚNIEWSKI Eugene, ZALESKI Adam, ZALEWSKI Julian, ZAREMBA John, ZAWADZKI Adam, ZAWIDZKI John, ŻOŁĘDZIOWSKI Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

02-03.1941 arrests (Zichenau region): In the night of 17/18.02.1941 and night of 06/07.03.1941 Germans arrested dozens of Catholic priests and nuns from Regierungsbezirk Zichenau, a occupied region belonging to German East Prussia province. All were transported through Płock prison to KL Soldau concentration camp. Among the arrested were two Catholic bishops of Płock diocese, abp Nowowiejski and bp Wetmański. Few priests were murdered in KL Soldau (including both bishops), more later on in other concentration camp, mainly in KL Dachau. Most of the nuns were subsequently released.

Grudziądz: As part of „Intelligenzaktion” — physical extermination of Polish intelligentsia from Pomerania — Germans initially in 1939 jailed Poles is investigative prison in Grudziądz. After it became too small they set‑up a transit camp in a so‑callled Borderlands Hostel building at Chopin Str. where they jailed from 4,000 to 5,000 Poles, including c. 150 local priests. Most of them were subsequently murdered in local forests (Księże Góry, Mniszek‑Grupa), some were taken to concentration camps. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13])

Obory: From 30.10.1939 till 22.02.1940 in a Carmelite fathers’ convent Germans held up to 100 Polish priest from Płock and Chełmno dioceses prior to sending them to concentration camp. Most of them perished there. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17], www.obory.com.pl [access: 2012.12.28])

Rypin: Prison for Poles run by Germans in 1939 known as „Torture House”. As a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania — Germans jailed there and tortured up to 1,100 victims. They were subsequently murdered either in the prison itself of in mass murder locations in Skrwileńskie and Rusinowskie forests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). Extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])

sources

personal:
mazowsze.hist.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.obory.com.pl [access: 2012.12.28]
bibliograhical:
„Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002

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