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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

MAJ

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

function

religious seminarian

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

st Jack Cracow Inspectorate SDB

date and place of death

28.01.1942

Osh
Osh reg., Kirgystan

alt. dates and places of death

22.02.1942

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 and start of the World War II superiors decided to move Silesian Theological Institute SIT from Cracow do Drogovyzh, in 08.1939 Silesians took over Count Stanislaus Skarbek's institute. This proved to be difficult. Thus after Russian invasion of Poland on 17.09.1939 superiors permitted students to wait up with their families. Then went to his family (or possibly was there already because of summer holidays) in Stanisławówka village n. Sokal. Soon they were overtaken by the Russians and Russian occupation commenced. In 04.1940 was arrested by the Russians and with closest family deported in Russia — this was the second deportation of Poles. Transported north and thrown out of train at Jakodym village n Velsk region of Arkhangelsk oblast. There slaved at forest clearances. After German invasion on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russian, released as a result of Polish–Russian agreement. Managed to get to meeting place in Kazakhstan but perished there — not recovering from exhaustion and Russian camp’s experiences — in a military camp hospital of the Polish army of gen. Anders being formed in Russia.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

05.03.1912

Podgrodzie
Dębica gm., Dębica pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland

religious vows

23.07.1932 (temporary)

positions held

friar at Cracow monastery (from 1937) — theology student, f. friat at Daszawa monastery (1934‑7) — practical training practice (pedagogical–pastoral probation), f. friat at Marszałki monastery (from 1932) — philosophy student, novitiate in Czerwińsk monastery 1931‑2

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Deportations to Siberia: In 1939‑41 Russians deported — in four large groups in: 10.02.1940, 13‑14.04.1940, 05‑07.1940, 05‑06.1941 — up to 1 mln of Polish citizens from Russian occupied Poland to Siberia leaving them without any support at the place of exile. Thousands of them perished or never returned. The deportations east, deep into Russia, to Siberia resumed after 1944 when Russians took over Poland. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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:
bws.sdb.org.pl [access: 2019.05.30]
bibliograhical:
„Salesian Society in Poland under occupation 1939‑1945”, Fr John Pietrzykowski SDB, Institute of National Remembrance IPN, Warsaw, 2015

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