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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    c. 06.06.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
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    c. 06.06.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
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  • KNAŚ Andrew - c. 06.06.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKNAŚ Andrew
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surname

KNAŚ

forename(s)

Andrew (pl. Andrzej)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Częstochowa 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

14.11.1903

Kruszyna

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.07.1930 (Częstochowa cathedral)

positions held

parish priest of Lubień parish (1941‑2), f. vicar of Będzin parish (1934‑8), f. prefect of schools in Będzin (1934‑8), f. administrator? of Kruszyna parish (from 1932)

date and place of death

14.09.1942

KL Auschwitz

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

On 01.01.1939 nominated reserve chaplain of the Polish Army. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, involved in Polish clandestine resistance (part of Polish Clandestine State). Withdrew his signature in German Volksliste, German categorization list of inhabitants of Polish occupied territories, and in 06.1942 arrested by the Germans. On 06.06.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 38074): 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])

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])

sources

personal:
pl.auschwitz.org [access: 2012.11.23], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28]
original images:
www.parafia.bedzin.pl [access: 2019.05.30], auschwitz.org [access: 2015.03.01], auschwitz.org [access: 2015.03.01], auschwitz.org [access: 2015.03.01]

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