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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

KISIEL

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists - CM)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Lviv archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Cracow archdiocese
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

1912

Zalesie (Cracow county)

alt. dates and places of birth

1911

(n. Miechów)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1939 (Cracow)

positions held

chaplain of State Peoples Hospital at 6 Głowińska str. in Lviv (1939‑40) — dwelled in St Anthony parish in Lviv–Łyczaków, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Cracow (till 1939)

date and place of death

24.02.1941

Lviv

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War collaborated with an emerging Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of later Polish Clandestine State) under nom–de–guerre „Maple” — under Russian occupation — as an organizer of safe houses for the organization: wounded Polish soldiers treated in the hospitals and hunted by the Russians, and those attempting to cross the border to Hungary and Romania. Arrested by the Russians on 17.04.1940 during mass arrests of ZWZ members. Jailed in Zamarstynów prison in Lviv. Tortured. Had his heels repeatedly beaten. During the night of 19/20.11.1940 tried in a process of 14 ZWZ leaders and at 02:00 sentenced by Russians to death. In his last words did not ask for anything. Prob. on 23.02.1941 moved to Łąckiego str. prison in Lviv. There next day at 23:30 murdered in a mass execution of 13 ZWZ leaders from Lviv district. Fr Adam Henry Bogdanowicz de Rosco might have been among them.

alt. dates and places of death

17.04.1940, 01-07.1941

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BOGDANOWICZ de ROSCO Adam Henry, KANIAK Michael Augustine (Fr Czeslav), PANAŚ Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Lviv (Łąckiego): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians. It was also a place of carrying out death sentences passed by Russian summary courts on Poles suspected of participation in Polish clandestine resistance activities. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Trial of 19-20.11.1940: In 03.1940 till 06.1940 Russians arrested in Lviv hundreds of members of an emerging Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of later Polish Clandestine State). They were held in Lviv prisons. Tortured (special fame earned Russian genocidal NKVD sadistic member, J. M. Libenson of Jewish origin). 14 of them were tried in Zamarstynów prison during the night of 19–20.11.1940, before a „Troika NKVD” — a murderous Russian court. Prosecuted Mr Nowicki, Ukrainian. All stated that they were proud members of ZWZ. At 02:00 in the morning 13 of them were sentenced to death, among them two priests. One, as a juvenile, got 10 years in Russian concentration camps Gulag (and perished there, prob. in Kołyma). On 11.12.1940 Russian Kiev prosecutors’ office „did not endorse cassation applications” (one of the condemned, Fr Bogdanowicz, wrote his in Polish!). On 21.12.1940 the Criminal College at Supreme Court in Kiev upheld most of the sentences. Finally on 17.02.1941 all sentences were upheld by Russian Supreme Court in Moscow. All condemned in this „trial of the fourteen” were thus executed by the Russians, prob. Katyń style, with a shot to the back of the head. (more on: www.google.pl [access: 2017.01.21])

Lviv (Zamarstynów): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians organised there an NKVD detention centre and jailed thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, interrogating them and torturing. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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:
www.polska1918-89.pl [access: 2017.01.21], www.bibula.com [access: 2017.01.21], www.dowgwillo.nl [access: 2017.01.21]
bibliograhical:
„Trial of the Fourteen”, Ms Elisabeth Kotarska, Volumen, 1998
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007

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