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

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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

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)

  • KANIA Joseph - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Brzęczkowice, source: encyklo.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Brzęczkowice
    source: encyklo.pl
    own collection
  • KANIA Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Jastrzębie Zdrój, source: www.katowice.uw.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Jastrzębie Zdrój
    source: www.katowice.uw.gov.pl
    own collection
  • KANIA Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice, source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice
    source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl
    own collection
  • KANIA Joseph - Silesian Theological Seminary commemorative plaque, Katowice, 3 Mickiewicza str., source: www.bj.uj.edu.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Silesian Theological Seminary commemorative plaque, Katowice, 3 Mickiewicza str.
    source: www.bj.uj.edu.pl
    own collection
  • KANIA Joseph - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection
  • KANIA Joseph - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKANIA Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

31.01.1913

Katowice-Dąb

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

20.06.1937

positions held

vicar of Brzęczkowice (1941‑3) parish, f. vicar of Michałkowice (1937‑41), Dąb (1937) parishes

date and place of death

12.06.1944

KL Auschwitz

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War 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”. There 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 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 Barrack”. Even there celebrated Holy Mass. Sentenced to death and murdered: shot, hanged or killed in a gas chamber.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: EH-7348): German KL Auschwitz (today: Oświęcim) concentration and death camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 on the German territory. Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the camp, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was KL Birkenau, not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

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

Cieszyn: German penal institution and investigative prison. In 1940 the prisoners were initially held in Cieszyn jail to be taken to Kohn factory transit camp before being trasported out to other places. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.10])

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: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.10], 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:
encyklo.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.rybnik.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
encyklo.pl [access: 2016.04.23], encyklo.pl [access: 2016.04.23], www.katowice.uw.gov.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.bj.uj.edu.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16]

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