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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

KULIK

forename(s)

Richard (pl. Ryszard)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Wrocław diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

29.06.1942

Suszectoday: Suszec gm., Pszczyna pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]

details of death

During World War I served as a chaplain in German army (prob. as a nurse in a hospital in Myślibórz).

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, on 18.01.1940 expelled from his parish by the Germans.

From 30.01.1940 lived in hiding nearby till death.

cause of death

exile

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

15.03.1881

Zabrzetoday: Zabrze city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.02]

alt. dates and places of birth

Zaborzetoday: districts of Zabrze, Zabrze city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1907

positions held

1920 – 1940

parish priest {parish: Suszectoday: Suszec gm., Pszczyna pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Pszczyna / Żorydeanery names/seats
today: Silesia voiv., Poland
}

1915 – 1920

curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Neuzelletoday: Oder–Spree dist., Brandenburg state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.12]
; church: Myślibórztoday: Myślibórz gm., Myślibórz pow., West Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.15]
, Holy Cross; dean.: Neuzelletoday: Oder–Spree dist., Brandenburg state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.12]
}

1915 – 1920

chaplain {Myślibórztoday: Myślibórz gm., Myślibórz pow., West Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.15]
, military}

1914 – 1915

vicar {parish: Biskupicetoday: district of Zabrze, Zabrze city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.04.02]
, St John the Baptist; dean.: Zabrzetoday: Zabrze city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.04.02]
}

1911 – 1914

vicar {parish: Siemianowice Śląskieform.: Huta Laura – Siemianowice
today: Siemianowice Śląskie city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1910 – 1911

vicar {parish: Sycówtoday: Syców gm., Oleśnica pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.15]
, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Sycówtoday: Syców gm., Oleśnica pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.15]
}

till 1910

administrator {parish: Łabędytoday: district of Gliwice, Gliwice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]
}

from 1907

vicar {parish: Łabędytoday: district of Gliwice, Gliwice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.04.02]
}

1903 – 1907

student {Wrocławtoday: Wrocław city pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}

1902 – 1903

student {Fribourgtoday: Fribourg can., Switzerland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.25]
, classical philology, University of Friborg}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Intelligenzaktion Schlesien: A planned action of arrests and extermination of Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite in general recorded in a proscription list called „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” — participants of Upper Silesia uprisings, former Polish plebiscite activists, journalists, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants, priests — organised by Germans mainly in 04‑05.1940, aiming at total Germanisation of the region. The relevant decree, no IV–D2–480/40, was issued by the RSHA, i.e. Germ. Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Eng. Reich Security Office), and signed by Heinrich Himmler or Reinhard Heydrich. Some of those arrested were murdered in mass executions, some were deported to the German–run General Governorate, and some were sent to concentration camps. The personal details of 3,047 people deported within two months of 1940 were established. Among the victims were 33 Catholic priests, 22 of whom perished in concentration camps (the clergy were sent — in 5 transports — first to KL Dachau, and then to KL Gusen, where they slaved in quarries). Altogether, the Germans murdered c. 2,000 members of the Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

sources

personal:
silesia.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.10.13]
,
original images:
gliwice.gosc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2010.08.11]

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