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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

  • st SIGISMUND: st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

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  • KOPIJASZ Joseph, source: www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    source: www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl
    own collection
  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.041940.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.041940.pl)
    own collection
  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    c. 20.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (auschwitz.org)
    own collection

religious status

Servant of God

surname

KOPIJASZ

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Straconka (Bielsko-Biała), source: www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Straconka (Bielsko-Biała)
    source: www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl
    own collection
  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow; source: thanks to Ms Barbara Wójtowicz, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
    source: thanks to Ms Barbara Wójtowicz
    own collection
  • KOPIJASZ Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow; source: thanks to Ms Barbara Wójtowicz, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPIJASZ Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
    source: thanks to Ms Barbara Wójtowicz
    own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Cracow archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

Rochettum et Mantolettum canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

24.08.1871

Brzeszcze (Oświęcim county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1898

positions held

parish priest of Our Lady of Consolation parish in Straconka (1911‑42), f. vicar of Żywiec parish

date and place of death

30.08.1942

KL Auschwitz

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion, starvation and lethal injection

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, in spite of pressures refused to accept German citizenship (his parish found itself in occupied part of Poland directly incorporated into Germany). Arrested on 10.07.1942 by the Germans, together with his vicar. Accused of organising an illegal religious procession with Polish songs. Taken to police station in nearby Lipnik and next transported to Bielsko prison. From there on 10.08.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where was tortured and soon was murdered — prob. injected with „lethal dose of phenol” — in the camp’s „hospital” („revir”). Formally Germans recorded the cause of death as Germ. „Darmkatarrh bei Phlegmone” (Eng. „Intestinal catarrh in phlegmon”).

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 57784): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Bielsko: Detention centre run by Germans.

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.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2014.01.06]
original images:
www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.041940.pl [access: 2014.11.02], auschwitz.org [access: 2015.03.01], auschwitz.org [access: 2015.03.01], www.straconka.bielsko.opoka.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23]

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