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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • KANIA Joseph, source: encyklo.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
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surname

KANIA

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Jastrzębie Zdrój
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    Commemorative plaque, 7 Krzyżowa Str., Katowice-Dąb
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    Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice
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    Silesian Theological Seminary commemorative plaque, Katowice, 3 Mickiewicza str.
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

12.06.1944

KL Auschwitzconcentration camp
today: Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.09]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, forced by the Germans to swipe the streets as a labourer.

Got involved in Polish clandestine resistance movement.

Co‑founder of Polish Insurgent Organization in Michałowice.

In danger of imminent arrest on 21.07.1941 moved to Brzęczkowice parish.

Did not stop clandestine activities though still helping, among other, prisoners of the German Mysłowice slave labour camp.

From 02.1943 chaplain of Rybnik region of resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State).

On 19.02.1943 after arrests in his organization went into hiding in Cieszyn Silesia as „Michael Krauze” — „Pater Michael” — „Father Michael”. Ministered among others to the AK partisans from „Wędrowiec” (Eng. „Wanderer”) unit fighting in the local hilly region n. Brenna. Moved around as physical worker, visting Lędziny and Suszec, among others.

At some point hunted down by the German Gestapo but managed to escape — the priests hiding him were arrested instead.

Finally on 09.02.1944 accidentally arrested in Zbytków village n. Strumień. Moved to Cieszyn and then Katowice prison.

From there transported to German KL Auschwitz concentration camp.

There registered as „educational prisoner” and place in barrack no 11 called „Death Hut”.

Even there celebrated Holy Mass.

Sentenced to death and murdered: shot, hanged or killed in a gas chamber.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

31.01.1913

Dąbtoday: district of Katowice, Katowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

alt. dates and places of birth

Dębietoday: Popów gm., Kłobuck pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

20.06.1937

positions held

1941 – 1943

vicar {parish: Brzęczkowicetoday: neighborhood in Mysłowice, Mysłowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.05.23]
, Our Lady of Sorrows; dean.: Mysłowicetoday: Mysłowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]
}

1937 – 1941

vicar {parish: Michałkowicetoday: district of Siemianowice Śląskie, Siemianowice Śląskie city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Michael the Archangel; dean.: Piekary Śląskietoday: Piekary Śląskie city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.04.02]
}

1937

vicar {parish: KatowiceDąb district
today: Katowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St John and St Paul the Martyrs; dean.: Katowicetoday: Katowice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.12]
}

1932 – 1937

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, Department of Theology, Jagiellonian University UJ}

1932 – 1937

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, philosophy and theology, Silesian Theological Seminary; dioc.: Katowice}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: EH-7348): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Katowice (prison): Detention centre run by Germans and later, in 1945, took over by the Commie–Nazis.

Cieszyn: Remand jail run by German political police Gestapo — in the southern part (today: Czech) of town — and investigative prison — in northern (Polish) side, on the other bank of Olza river — run by Germans. In 1940 the prisoners were initially held in Cieszyn jail but next, due to an overcrowding, taken to former Josef and Jacob Kohn furniture manufacturing plant, by Frydecka Str. and Jabłonkowa Str. junction on the southern bank of Olza, where a transit camp was set up. The prisoners — more than 1,000 Poles went through the camp — were interrogated and whipped with horsewhips, prior to being sent to German concentration camps. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
)

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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