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

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

LACH

forename(s)

Casimir (pl. Kazimierz)

  • LACH Casimir - Commemorative plague, parish church, Temeszów, source: www.genealogia.okiem.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLACH Casimir
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Przemyśl diocesemore on
www.przemyska.pl
[access: 2013.02.15]

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

honorary titles

Expositorii Canonicalis canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

05.04.1941

KL Dachauconcentration camp
today: Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria state, Germany

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2016.05.30]

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 on 31.07.1940 (according to some sources on 08.08.1940) by the Germans — denounced by the Ukrainians — and accused of conspiring to set up Polish resistance organization and collaboration with Polish resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of Polish Clandestine State), together with a group of prominent member of his parish.

Jailed in Sanok prison.

Next on 08.09.1940 moved to Tarnów prison.

On 08.10.1940 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp.

From there on 12.12.1940 moved to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

27.02.1886

Strzelczyskatoday: Mostyska rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.06.1911 (Przemyśltoday: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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)

positions held

1917 – 1940

parish priest {parish: Dydniatoday: Dydnia gm., Brzozów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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, St Michael the Archangel and St Anna; dean.: Jaćmierztoday: Zarszyn gm., Sanok pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

1916 – 1917

vicar {parish: Brzozówtoday: Brzozów gm., Brzozów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, Transfiguration of the Lord; dean.: Brzozówtoday: Brzozów gm., Brzozów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

1911 – 1916

vicar {parish: Sokołów Małopolskitoday: Sokołów Małopolski gm., Rzeszów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, St John the Baptist; dean.: Leżajsktoday: Leżajsk urban gm., Leżajsk pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

till 1911

student {Przemyśltoday: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 22227Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: On c. 09.11.1940, Reichsführer–SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and German police, as a result of the Vatican's intervention, decided to transfer all clergymen detained in various concentration camps to KL Dachau camp. The first major transports took place on 08.12.1940. In KL Dachau Germans held 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 5722Click to display biography): 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: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Tarnów: German penal and detention centre used by the Germans as a transit point prior to sending to concentration camps, i.e. KL Auschwitz. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

Sanok: German prison and detention centre where Germans kept hundreds of Polish prisoners at any time. Prisoners were tortured, shot during interrogations or in mass executions. Many of them were subseqently transported to concentration camps, specifically KL Auschwitz. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.31]
)

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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. 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:
newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.podkarpacki.civitaschristiana.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.17]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
, gminadydnia.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
, bazhum.muzhp.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.03.24]

bibliograhical:, „Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007, „Schematismus Venerabilis Cleri Dioecesis PremisliensisClick to display biography”, Przemyśl diocesa Curia, from 1866 to 1938,
original images:
www.genealogia.okiem.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
, www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.08.14]

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