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05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

ŚLIWKA

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Wrocław archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

„Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.02.02]

date and place of death

20.01.1950

Rybnik
Rybnik city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

details of death

During World War I mobilised in 1915 for a short time to German army. In 1919‑21, after Poland regained independence in 11.1918, during preparations for a plebiscite that was to decide national destiny of Upper Silesia and Opole region engaged in plebiscite support activities. Made speeches at public meetings and called his parishioners to vote for Poland. After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War, left on the first day of war, on 01.09.1939, his parish located right on the Polish–German border. With thousands of refugees went east. Returned from there however, after Russian invasion of Poland on 17.09.1939 and Polish defeat and reached Częstochowa, then already occupied by the Germans. Unable to return to his parish (Częstochowa was included in German–run General Governorate, his parish on the other hand into Germ. Provinz Schlesien (Eng. Silesia province), directly incorporated into German state) — in addition his name got included in German Germ. „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” (pl. „Special book of wanted Poles”) and fell sick after war experiences — found shelter in Ząbkowice parish. There, in an old church organist’s house went into hiding. After few years discovered by Germans. Interrogated numerous times by German political police Gestapo. His health deteriorated even further and after the town was captured by the Russians on 18.01.1945 — during Russian winter offensive of 1945 — suffered in 04.1945 from paralysis. Moved to a private apartment in Rybnik were perished.

cause of death

exhaustion and disease

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

31.01.1887

Gliwice
Gliwice city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

25.06.1916 (Wrocław)

positions held

1926–1939 — administrator {parish: Chwałowice–Rybnik, St Therese of the Child Jesus; dean.: Rybnik}, church builder
from 1924 — vicar {parish: Mikołów}
from 1919 — vicar {parish: Janów–Giszowiec, St Anne; dean.: Mysłowice}
1919 — vicar {parish: Olesno}
1916–1919 — vicar {parish: Ziemięcice, St Hedwig}
1912–1916 — student {Wrocław, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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. 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.org [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. „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])

Silesian Uprisings: Three armed interventions of the Polish population against Germany in 1919‑21 aiming at incorporation of Upper Silesia and Opole region into Poland, after the revival of the Polish state in 1918. Took place in the context of a plebiscite ordered on the basis of the international treaty of Versailles of 28.06.1919, ending the First World War, that was to decide national fate of the disputed lands. The 1st Uprising took place on 16‑24.08.1919 and broke out spontaneously in response to German terror and repression against the Polish population. Covered mainly Pszczyna and Rybnik counties and part of the main Upper Silesia industrial district. Suppressed by the Germans. 2nd Uprising took place on 19‑25.08.1920 in response to numerous acts of terror of the German side. Covered the entire area of the Upper Silesia industrial district and part of the Rybnik county. As a result Poles obtained better conditions for the campaign prior the plebiscite. The poll was conducted on 20.03.1921. The majority of the population — 59.6% — were in favor of Germany, but the results were influenced by the admission of voting from former inhabitants of Upper Silesia living outside Silesia. As a result the 3rd Uprising broke out, the largest such uprising of the Silesian in the 20th century. It lasted from 02.05.1921 to 05.07.1921. Spread over almost the entire area of Upper Silesia. Two large battles took place in the area of St. Anna Mountain and near Olza. As a result on 12.10.1921 the international plebiscite commission decided on a more favorable for Poland division of Upper Silesia. The territory granted to Poland was enlarged to about ⅓ of the disputed territory. Poland accounted for 50% of metallurgy and 76% of coal mines. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.05.25])

sources

personal:
bsip.miastorybnik.pl [access: 2020.05.25], silesia.edu.pl [access: 2020.05.25], jankowice.rybnik.pl [access: 2020.05.25]
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silesia.edu.pl [access: 2020.05.25], jankowice.rybnik.pl [access: 2020.05.25]

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