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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KOŁAWSKI

forename(s)

Henry (pl. Henryk)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Kuyavia-Kalisz diocese

honorary titles

honorary canon (Kalisz collegiate)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

19.01.1873

Warsaw

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.06.1898

positions held

parish priest of Piotrków Kujawski parish (1918‑39), f. parish priest of Konopiska (1910‑8), Dąbie Kujawskie (1907‑10) parishes, f. vicar of St John the Baptist we Lubraniec (1904‑7), Włocławek–cathedral (1904), Radomsko (1899‑1904), Kowal (1898‑9) parishes, f. prefect of elementary schools in Włocławek (1904), author of a set of notes „From Piotrków Kujawski’s past”

date and place of death

1940

Inowrocław

cause of death

murder

details of death

Arrested by the Germans on 24.10.1939 together with priests from Nieszawa county. Jailed and tortured in Piotrków Kujawski prison for abotu a week. Released after medical intervention due to heart condition — the other priests held in Piotrków were murdered. Moved to a kitchen of his own rectory. At the beginning of 1940 arrested again and transported to Inowrocław camp. Fate thereafter unknown.

alt. dates and places of death

01.11.1939

Piotrków Kujawski (Radziejów county)

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered in Piotrków Kujawski.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BOBOTEK Paul, GAWLIKOWSKI Francis, MIKOŁAJCZYK John, NOWAKOWSKI Leo, PIETKIEWICZ Victor, TOMIEC Romualdo, WOLSKI Edmund, WYSOCKI Anthony

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Inowrocław: German penal institution and investigative prison. In 1939 hundreds of Poles from Inowrocław and vicinity were jailed there — as part of „Intelligenzaktion”, German program of physical extermination of Polish intelligentsia and leading classes. By 11.1939 in the prison and its immediate surroundings approx. 546 Poles had been executed, among them 56 victims shot on the night of 22‑23.10.1939. Also later the prison was a place of Polish martyrology. After commencement of Russian occupation in 1945 Commi‑Nazi prison for women, among others. (more on: www.inowroclawfakty.pl [access: 2013.05.19])

Piotrków Kujawski: 01.11.1939 — mass execution of 8 priests and 14 civilians in the Tabaczyński property's park, in Piotrków Kujawski. After the end of hostilities 13 bodies were recognised during exhumation process.

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.inowroclawfakty.pl [access: 2013.05.19], 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:
www.kowal.q4.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.parafia-lubraniec.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
bibliograhical:
„Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947

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