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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

MOSKWA

forename(s)

George Joseph (pl. Jerzy Józef)

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function

religious cleric

creed

Ukrainian Greek Catholic
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

congregation

Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Greater Poland-Mazovian province SI

date and place of death

07.07.1941

Kiev
Kiev city obl., Ukraine

alt. dates and places of death

1940

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation, moved to Lviv. Under false name got a job at a petroleum depot in Lviv. Planned to relocate to Ural and clandestinely preach Catholicism there. Prob. in 1939‑40 crossed the Hungarian border for the first time and went to Rome, as Greek Catholic Abp Szeptycki’s courier, and soon returned to Lviv. On 15.08.1940 arrested by Hungarians while again attempting to clandestinely cross the border to Hungary. Held in Budapest prison. Released two months later. Went to Rome to report on the situation of Catholics in Russian–occupied Polish territories. Urged by an appeal of the Pope for missionaries on 27.01.1941 crossed back the border to Russian–occupied Poland but two days later in Sławsko was arrested by the Russians. Jailed in Lviv prison — under false name of George Dąbrowski — together with another Jesuit missionary, Fr John Kellner, among others. Tortured. Next in 03.1941 transferred to Kiev prison. There tortured as well and admitted then to being a priest and planning to conduct missionary activities in Russia. On 07.07.1941, few days after German attack on their erstwhile ally, Russians, sentenced by the Russians to death — for being a „Vatican spy”. Murdered in prison, together with the aforementioned Fr Kellner.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

10.11.1910

Zürich
Zürich can., Switzerland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

26.06.1938 (Rome)

positions held

professor of the Eastern Rite Theological Seminary in Dubno (1939), f. theology student at Collegium Russicum and Gregorian University in Rome (1935‑9), f. philosophy student at Philosophy Department of Jesuits’ Society in Cracow (1932‑5), novitiate in Albertyn monastery (1930‑2), in Congregation in Albertyn monastery from 03.10.1930

others related in death

KELLNER John

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.06])

Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Lviv (Brygidki): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. In 1941‑4 the prison was run by the Germans. (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:
misjejezuici.blogspot.com [access: 2013.01.26], stary.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.01.26], apcz.umk.pl [access: 2018.03.25], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.11.22], archive.today [access: 2021.05.06]
bibliograhical:
„Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996
original images:
www.memo.ru [access: 2016.03.14], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.05.09], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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