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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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religious status

Servant of God

surname

LESIŃSKI

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Gdynia
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    Commemorative plaque, porch, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven cathedral, Pelplin
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of birth

11.07.1908

Słup (Grudziądz county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.06.1935 (Pelpin cathedral)

positions held

vicar of the Holy Family parish in Gdynia–Grabówek, f. vicar of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grudziądz (from 1935)

date and place of death

08.02.1940

KL Stutthof

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested on 14.09.1939 by the Germans as a hostage but released on 23.10.1939. Arrested again by the Germans on 02.11.1939 and jailed in Neufahrwasser transit camp in Gdańsk. Next on 18.01.1940 transported to KL Stutthof concentration camp where he was murdered — shot, defending himself from rape — by the German guard–thug.

alt. dates and places of death

09.02.1940

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BOLT Felix, BORKOWSKI Paul, BRUDNICKI Alexander, BRZEZIŃSKI Paul, CZAPLEWSKI John Bruno, DOMACHOWSKI Joseph, FARULEWSKI Thaddeus, GÓRECKI Marian, GRABOWSKI-WIDŁAK Casimir, GUMPERT Steven, KALINOWSKI Anthony, KARBAUM Ernest, KOMOROWSKI Bronislaus, KREFFT Constantine Francis, KUBICKI Telesphorus, LESIŃSKI Alex, ŁĘGOWSKI Vladislav Leonard, MALINOWSKI Thaddeus, MAŁKOWSKI Julius, MAŃKOWSKI Alphonse, MATERNICKI Vladislav, MAZELLA John, NIEMIR Joseph, OSSOWSKI Valerian, POŁOMSKI Leo, RODZIŃSKA Stanislava (Sr Mary Julia), ROGACZEWSKI Francis, RÓŻYCKI Mieczyslav, RYGLEWICZ John, SĄDECKI Bernard, SARNOWSKI Joseph, SCHULZ Alphonse Vaclav, SEPEŁOWSKI Vaclav, SMOLEŃSKI Bronislaus, SROKA Leo Florian, SZWEDOWSKI Ignatius Mieczyslav, SZYMAŃSKI John Damasus, SZYMAŃSKI Vladislav, WIECKI Bernard Anthony, WILMOWSKI John

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

Neufahrwasser: Neufahrwasser (Gdańsk — Nowy Port) was a transit camp organised by the Germans in 1939 for Polish prisoners, chiefly as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania. Z Neufahrwasser prisoners were being sent to KL Stutthof concentration camp or directly to execution sites. The camp was closed in 04.1940. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). 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 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: stutthof.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.wikipedia.org [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. „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])

sources

personal:
pelplin.diecezja.org [access: 2012.11.23], work.brp.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.opatrznosc.gda.pl [access: 2013.01.13], diecezja-torun.pl [access: 2013.10.05]
original images:
www.niedziela.pl [access: 2015.03.01], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.szkolaslup.zafriko.pl [access: 2014.10.04]

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