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surname

KOLFENBACH

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Joseph (pl. Josef)

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists - CSsR)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02]

nationality

German

date and place of birth

02.01.1905

Bad Honnef (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

religious vows

06.04.1924 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

06.04.1929 (Geistingen (Nadrenia Północna–Westfalia, Niemcy))

positions held

administrator of Radostowo parish (1941‑5), f. administrator Dywity parish, f. friar at Congregation’s houses in Braniewo (from 1935), Głogów (from 1930), f. theology and philosophy student at Philosophical Theological College in Geistingen, novitite in Luxembourg (till 1924)

date and place of death

31.03.1945

(UkhtIzhemLag labour camp, Izhma reg., Komi rep., Russia)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After fall of Radostowo during Russian offensive of 1944‑5 — at the end of the II World War started in 09.1939 by German and Russian invasion of Poland and continued after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians — invited at the end of 02.1945 by the Russians to visit local military command centre. There arrested on the spot and taken to Lidzbark Warmiński. There held for 10 days in a low–ceiling cellar, unable to stand for his height upright. From there taken to Bartoszyce and next to a transit camp in Wystruć. Beaten. Contracted diarrhea. On 06.03.1945 put a train and sent eastwards, to Russia — without even a blanket, in a freight car, together with 46 prisoners, men and women. On 27.03.1945 — through Moscow — the train reached its destination: camp no 225 (3rd colony) in Izhma district of Komi republic (c. 2,000 km northeast from Moscow, c. 1,200 km east from Arkhangelsk) — some of the prisoners perished in transport. In the camp where c. 300 inmates were held death rate stood at 10 prisoners daily — altogether 75% of those held captive died there. Himself perished as well.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

UkhtIzhemLag: Russian complex of concentration camps (Uktha–Izhma ITL, part of Gulag penal system) founded on 10.05.1938 as a result of the split of UkhtPechLag concentration camp complex with HQ in Chibyu (Ukhta) in Izhma river region, in Komi republic. Divided into a number of separate concentration subcamps. At peak in excess of 30,000 prisoners slaved at mines and processing plants (in oil and other materials). The number started to go down in c. 1953, the year of Joseph Stalin, Russian genocidal leader’s death, and in 1955, when UkhtIzhemLag was incorporated into another complex of Russian concentration camps, PechorLag, reached c. 6,000 inmates. Many Poles brought in 1939 after Russian invasion of Poland, Germans (including German women from Volga region) and nationals of Baltic countries (mainly after 1944) were held there. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Wystruć: Russian transit camp set up in 1945 for German population of East Prussia — one of concentration centers of defeated Germans marked for slave work in Russia. In Wystruć (now: Chernyakhovsk) and in nearby Jurbork c. 60,000 people were held: men, women, girls and old. All were transported — in rail transfers lasting 4‑7 weeks, without hot food, proper sanitation — to Russians slave labour camps. Many perished before reaching destination… (more on: bazhum.muzhp.pl [access: 2018.09.02])

Deportation of Germans to Russia in 1945: On 06.02.19454 Russian State Defence Committee issued an order to intern all Germans, mainly men, able to work from the German territories captured by Russian army and transport them into Russia — to slave labour camps in Donbas region in Ukraine, to industrial centers in Ural mountains, to Russian occupied Belarus, etc. — in order to rebuild destroyed by the war Russia. It was planned to use c. 500,000 Germans, 17‑50 years old, although in practice much older were also arrested. From Upper Silesia only c. 90,000 Germans and Poles were deported 20% of which returned after many years. Among the victims were members of Polish clandestine Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) fighting with Germans. Tens of thousands were deported from Warmia and Mazurian regions. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

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:
gross-kleeberg.de [access: 2013.05.19], www.google.pl [access: 2018.02.15], files.bildarchiv-ostpreussen.de [access: 2018.11.18]
original images:
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