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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KOMOROWSKI

forename(s)

John Witold (pl. Jan Witold)

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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Society of Christ Fathers for Poles Living Abroad (Christ Fathers - SChr)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

16.03.1898

Zakopane

religious vows

29.09.1938 (last)

positions held

friar at Potulice Congregation's motherhouse (1934‑9), in Congregation in Potulice Congregation's motherhouse from 19.03.1934, in 1923‑4 married — till wife’s death, f. soldier of the Polish Army (from 1918) — in Captain rank (from 1928), and Austro–Hungarian army (1914‑8)

date and place of death

19.09.1939

Stara Dąbrowa (Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki county)

cause of death

murder

details of death

During I World War 1914‑8 soldier of the Austro–Hungarian army. Participant of battles on Italian front — around Verona and Bergamo, among others. From 1918 soldier of the Polish Army. Participant of Polish–Russian war of 1920 — commander of the armored train. Later served as Captain in 24th King John the III Sobieski Light Artillery Regiment stationed in Jarosław. In 1939 during mobilisation of the Polish Army volunteered as reserve captain. Drafted in 22nd Infantry Regiment of 9th Infantry Division within „Pomorze” Army. After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World left together took part in battles with attacking Germans near Bydgoszcz, Solec Kujawski, Aleksandrów Kujawski, Włocławek and Gąbin. Perished by Stara Dąbrowa, in Campinos Forest n. Warsaw — murdered by the Germans after capture as POW.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CZYMEK Charles, DYBOWSKI Victor, JAŚKOWSKI Adam, KLIMA Francis, MAĆKOWSKI Steven, NAHUJOWSKI Julian, OLEK John, ZIELIŃSKI Ignatius

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Lebrechtsdorf (Potulice): In the autumn of 1939 after invasion of Poland Germans — i.e. „East” branch of Treuhandanstalt, Main Trust Office — took over the Society of Christ Fathers for Poles Living Abroad Congregation’s house in Potulice, following eviction of all remaining friars. Initially the estate was given to SS unit and SS non–commissioned officer's school was set up. In 1940 the estate was taken over by Resettlement Headquarters in Gdańsk and used as a transit camp for Poles prior to deportation to General Governorate. In 1941 the camp was made a sub‑camp of KL Stutthof concentration camp. From 01.02.1942 it was made an independent UWZ Lager Lebrechtsdorf resettlement camp for Poles. Till 1945 more than 1,297 Poles perished there, most of them children. After German defeat and end of II World War hostilities the Commie–Nazi authorities set up there Central Labour Camp for Germans. From overall population of c. 34,932 German prisoners c. 4,495 perished, including many children and elderly. From 1950 the buildings were used a prison for Polish political prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.10.04], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.10.04])

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])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

personal:
www3.tchr.org [access: 2018.10.04], www.sejm-wielki.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.bohaterowie1939.pl [access: 2018.10.04], adonai.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
www.bohaterowie1939.pl [access: 2018.10.04], www.bohaterowie1939.pl [access: 2018.10.04]

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