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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KOMPF

forename(s)

January (pl. Janusz)

  • KOMPF January - Grave plague, cenotaph?, Our Lady of Sorrows parish cemetery - Górczyński, Poznań, source: billiongraves.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOMPF January
    Grave plague, cenotaph?, Our Lady of Sorrows parish cemetery - Górczyński, Poznań
    source: billiongraves.com
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  • KOMPF January - Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno; source: thanks to Mr. Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOMPF January
    Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno
    source: thanks to Mr. Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness
    own collection
  • KOMPF January - Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno; source: thanks to Mr Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOMPF January
    Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno
    source: thanks to Mr Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness
    own collection
  • KOMPF January - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOMPF January
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection
  • KOMPF January - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOMPF January
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org

diocese / province

Gniezno-Poznań archdiocese
more on: www.archpoznan.pl
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org

date and place of birth

28.08.1909

Trzemeszno

ordination
(presbytery)

15.06.1935 (Gniezno cathedral)

positions held

vicar of St Nicholas parish in Inowrocław, f. vicar–mansioner of the Holy Trinity parish in Gniezno (from 1935), chaplain of the Polish Army (1939)

date and place of death

13.08.1940

Sachsenhausen

alt. dates and places of death

27.06.1940

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War chaplain of the 69 Infantry Regiment of 17 Infantry Division of Poznań Army in Polish Armed Forces. After start of occupation arrested on 02.11.1939 by the Germans. On 09.11.1939 jailed in Inowrocław prison and on 15.11.1939 in Górna Grupa transit camp. Next on 05.02.1940 transported to Neufahrwasser transit camp in Gdańsk and then on 08.02.1940 to KL Stutthof concentration camp. From there on 09‑10.04.1940 taken to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp where perished.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CIEMNIAK Louis, DEMSKI Vladislav, FARULEWSKI Thaddeus, GOTOWICZ Louis, KUBICKI Telesphorus, KUBSKI Stanislaus, LUDWICZAK Anthony John, ŁÓJ John, MATUSZEWSKI Francis, MĄKOWSKI John, MULLER Joseph, NIEMIR Joseph, POMIANOWSKI Vladislav, SCHOENBORN Steven, SKOWRON Casimir, STREHL Mieczyslav, SZUKALSKI John, WĄSOWICZ Sigismund, WŁODARCZYK Ignatius

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Sachsenhausen (prisoner no: 21052): In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former olympic village from 1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. (more on: www.stiftung-bg.de)

Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (today: Sztutowo) concentration camp Germans exterminated approx. 65,000 victims. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some religious were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: www.stutthof.pl, en.wikipedia.org)

Neufahrwasser: Neufahrwasser (Gdańsk — Nowy Port) was a transit camp organised by the Germans in 1939 for Polish prisoners, chiefly as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania. Z Neufahrwasser prisoners were being sent to KL Stutthof concentration camp or directly to execution sites. The camp was closed in 04.1940. (more on: stutthof.org, ofiaromwojny.republika.pl)

Górna Grupa: From 10.1939 till approx. 04.1940 in Górna Grupa in Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) congregation house Germans organised — as part of „Intelligenzaktion”, extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — a transit camp for Poles, including 95 priests, from Świecie, Bydgoszcz, Chełmno, Grudziądz and Starogard Gd. counties. Approx. of them perished, including 17 that were subsequently executed in Mnichek‑Grupa. In the same place in 1945 Russians set up a concentration camp for Germans, among whom two priests perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org, www.kpbc.ukw.edu.pl)

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)

02.11.1939 arrests (Inowrocław): On c. 01.11.1939 Germans „invited” local priests from Inowrocław and vicinity for a meeting on 02.11.1939 to „discuss terms and condition of collaboration with new authorities”. All present — 39 priests — were arrested on the spot and sent to concentration camps and execution sites.

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, en.wikipedia.org)

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 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)

sources

personal:
www.bohaterowie1939.pl, www.archiwum.archidiecezja.pl, www.wtg-gniazdo.org
bibliograhical:
„Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981
images (some):
billiongraves.com, www.katedrapolowa.pl

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