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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • KRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry), source: prawy.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry)
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religious status

blessed

surname

KRZYSZTOFIK

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

religious forename(s)

Henry (pl. Henryk)

  • KRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry) - Monument, St Michael the Archangel church, Zachorzów, source: ugslawno.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry)
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    Commemorative plaque, Transfiguration Capuchin brothers church, Warsaw
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  • KRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry) - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKRZYSZTOFIK Joseph (Fr Henry)
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchins - OFMCap)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Warsaw province OFMcap
more on: www.kapucyni.pl [access: 2014.08.18]

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Theology

date and place of death

02.08.1942

KL Dachau
Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria, Germany

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, arrested by the Germans on 25.01.1940 in Lublin, together with 7 of his religious brothers and 15 seminarians, including Bro Jerome Chojnacki and Fr Joseph Stępniak. Jailed in Castle prison in Lublin. On 18‑20.06.1940 transported to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Finally from there on 13‑14.12.1940 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp, where perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.03.1908

Zachorzów
Opoczno pow., Łódź voiv., Poland

religious vows

25.08.1931 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

30.07.1933 (Rome)

positions held

guardian (1939‑40) and friar (1935‑9) of Lublin monastery, rector (1938‑40) and dogmatic theology, apologetics and order’s rule lecturer (1935‑8) at Theology Studium in Lublin, vicar of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist cathedral parish in Lubin (1935‑40), f. theology student at Pontyfical Gregorian University Gregorianum in Rome (1930‑5), f. theology and philosophy student at Seminary in Breust–Eijsden in Holand (1928‑30), novitiate in Nowe Miasto on Pilica monastery (1927‑8), in Congregation in Nowe Miasto on Pilica monastery from 14.08.1927

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

CHOJNACKI Jerome (Bro. Fidelis), STĘPNIAK Joseph (Fr Florian)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 22637): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

KL Sachsenhausen (prisoner no: 025719): In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former Olympic village in 07.1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. Murderous medical experiments on prisoners were carried out in the camp. In 1942‑4 c. 140 prisoners slaved at manufacturing false British pounds, passports, visas, stamps and other documents. Other prisoners also had to do slave work, for Heinkel aircraft manufacturer, AEG and Siemens among others. On average c. 50,000 prisoners were held at any time. Altogether more than 200,000 inmates were in jailed in KL Sachsenhausen and its branched, out of which tens of thousands perished. Prior to Russian arrival mass evacuation was ordered by the Germans and c. 80,000 prisoners were marched west in so‑called „death marches” to other camps, i.e. KL Mauthausen–Gusen and KL Bergen–Belsen. The camp got liberated on 22.04.1945. After end of armed hostilities Germans set up there secret camp for German prisoners and „suspicious” Russian soldiers. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

Lublin (Castle): German penal and detention centre. Approx. 40,000 Poles were kept there prior to transport to German concentration camps. After German expulsion in 1944 Russian prison and next prison run by UB, Polish branch of Russian NKVD where thousands of members of clandestine resistance Home Army AK, part of Polish Clandestine State, and National Armed Forces NSZ where jailed, tortured and murdered (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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 — 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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
Ms Monika Liebscher, niem. Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen (Eng. Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen), private correspondence, 08.07.2020
original images:
prawy.pl [access: 2018.10.04], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2018.10.04], fundacja-kapucynska.blogspot.com [access: 2021.05.06], www.youtube.com [access: 2021.05.06], www.youtube.com [access: 2021.05.06], ugslawno.pl [access: 2018.10.04], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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