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surname

KRÄMER

surname
versions/aliases

KRAEMER

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Johannes

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

date and place of death

05.1945

(Russia territory)
Russia

details of death

During World War I soldier of the German army. During Russian offensive at the end of II World War, started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, in the face of Russian onslaught in 01.1945 in East Prussia left his parish and marched towards Braniewo on the shores of Vistula lagoon. On 24.01.1945 was in Kiwity. On 29.01.1945 left it and at the beginning of 02.1945 reached Lechowo. There on 14.02.1945 apprehended by the Russians. Transported out to Dobre Miasto. On 17‑21.02.1945 interrogated a few times by the Russians. Since he lacked documents proving his priestly profession, believed that he would be executed. On c. 22.02.1945 seen last time in the camp by the witnesses who were being taken for interrogations. Prob. deported to Russia. Fate thereafter unknown.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

16.11.1893

Biskupiec Reszelski
Biskupiec Reszelski gm., Olsztyn pow., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

Czerwonka
Ełk pow., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.07.1922

positions held

1942–1945 — parish priest {parish: Giławy}
1935–1942 — parish priest {parish: Orzechowo}
1928–1930 — parish priest {parish: Wielkie Ramsowo}
1930–1935 — vicar {parish: Barczewko}
1928 — vicar {parish: Lamkowo}
1926–1928 — vicar {parish: Gietrzwałd}
1922–1926 — vicar {parish: Święta Lipka}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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], wiki-de.genealogy.net [access: 2021.05.06], files.bildarchiv-ostpreussen.de [access: 2018.11.18]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of the clergy vicimised in prl in 1945‑1989”, collective work edited by Jerzy Myszor, Warsaw, 2002
original images:
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