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st Sigismund
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

KUCZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Pinsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place of birth

1879

(n. Święciany)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1903

positions held

parish priest of Wsielub n. Nowogródek parish (1937‑42), f. parish priest of Kobryń (1923‑37), f. philosophy PhD student at University in Swiss Fribourg, Zdzięcioła (1909‑10) parishes, f. resident at Lida church, f. rector filial church in Porzecz (1905‑9), f. vicar of Dąbrowa n. Sokółka parish (1904‑5), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Vilnius (till 1903)

date and place of death

31.07.1942

Skrzydlewo (n. Nowogródek)

cause of death

murder

details of death

In 1910 forbidden by the Russians — the then during partitions of Poland occupiers of Belarus — to hold parish priest posts. In 1919‑21, during Polish–Russian war of 1919‑20, chaplain–volunteer of the Polish Army — „Siberian Division” stationed in Gniew in Pomerania (prob. Siberian Infantry Brigade formed in 1920 in Pomerania that among others took part in the battle of Wkra river in 08.1920, the outcome of which had a substantial influence on the great Polish victory over Russians in Battle of Warsaw). After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of German occupation arrested by the Germans on 29.06.1942 (as part of larger Polenaktion extermination plan of local Poles). Jailed in Nowogródek prison. Executed in the forest by Nowogródek, by the military barracks, for helping and hiding Jewish children (together with father Michael Dalecki and c. 60 Poles from Nowogródek and vicinity).

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

DALECKI Michael

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Polenaktion 1942: In the summer of 1942 in German–occupied Germ. Generalbezirk Weißruthenien (Eng. General Region of Belarus) — in Nowogródek region among others — Germans carried out „Polenaktion” initiative: the name introduced in a special resolution drafted by Reichssicherheitshauptamt RSHA (Eng. Reich Main Security Office). The action included sacking of all Poles from civilian regional apparatus and police and replacing them with Belarusians. Thousands of Poles were also forcibly deported to Germany as slave labourers. On 26‑30.06.1942 in all counties of the region more than 1,000 representatives of Polish intelligentsia were arrested and subsequently murdered. In Lida region 16 Polish priests were arrested among others. 5 Polish parish priests from Głebokie and Postawy deanery were murdered as well. At the same time Germans set up Kołdyczego n. Baranowicze and Trościaniec Mały n. Mińsk concentration camps. The implementation of this genocide project was entrusted to Belarusian police formations supported by Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian and Russian (RONA) collaborators.

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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:
www.glaukopis.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.stankiewicze.com [access: 2013.02.15], www.polacyizydzi.pl [access: 2013.02.15]
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
original images:
polacyratujacyzydow.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.flickr.com [access: 2013.12.04], www.flickr.com [access: 2014.05.09], www.flickr.com [access: 2014.05.09]

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