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

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surname

NIEDZIAŁEK

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

Siedlce diocese
more on: diecezja.radiopodlasie.pl [access: 2012.12.28]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

12.02.1943

Chojnowskie forests
n. Stefanów, Piaseczno pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death

13.02.1942

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during German occupation as a professor of Theological Seminary moved in 1941 to Siedlce. Worked for Polish Clandestine State Collaborated collaborating with clandestine resistance Home Army AK — being a chaplain in Regional Headquarters of the clandestine National Military Organization NOW and head of District Propaganda Department of clandestine National Party. Arrested on 12/16.01.1943 during German round–up of the train in Mińsk Mazowiecki while returning from Warsaw — for possession of a few copies of clandestine newspapers. Jailed in Siedlce prison. Tortured. Did not reveal anything. Next moved to Pawiak prison in Warsaw. Interrogated in Gestapo Warsaw HQ at Szucha Ave. — tortured again. Murdered in a mass execution in retaliation for the shooting during a German raid on a clandestine press belonging to Polish National Army NSZ (part of Polish Clandestine State).

alt. details of death

After end of World War II military conflict the bodies of murdered were brought and buried on 24‑25.06.1948 at Cemetery–Mausoleum in Palmiry n. Warsaw.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.12.1907

Żeliszew
Siedlce pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

02.08.1931 (Siedlce cathedral)

positions held

from 1938 — pro–synodal judge {Clerical Diocesan Court}
from 1935 — prefect {Janów Podlaski, Theological Seminary}, from 1941 in Siedlce
from 1932 — professor {Janów Podlaski, Theological Seminary}, from 1941 in Siedlce
membership {Management Board, District of the National Party}
1926–1932 — student {Rome, Pontifical Gregorian University (Lat. Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana) – Gregorianum}
1925–1926 — student {Janów Podlaski, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Palmiry: In Palmiry, from 12.1939 till 07.1941 Germans murdered, in mass executions, 1,700‑2,200 Poles from Warsaw, mainly intelligentsia, in an extermination action called AB. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.06])

Chojnowskie forest: Place of mass murder of Polish prisoner in 01‑02.1943. Germans executed there approx. 109 people, mainly from Warsaw, as part of an organized terror campaign launched against Warsaw in the winter of 1942/3. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.06])

Warsaw (Szucha Ave.): At 25 John Christian Szucha Avenue in Warsaw — then in German–occupied General Governorate — at the heart of so‑called police district (with status Germ. „Nur für Deutsche” — End. „Only for Germans”), from 07.10.1939 headquarters of Germ. Der Kommandeur Sicherheitspolizei und des Sicherheitsdienst für den Distrikt Warschau (Eng. Bureau of Security Police and Security Service Commander for Warsaw District), Germans organised Warsaw HQ of Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police), i.e. Gestapo. In the basements a Germ. Hausgefängnis (Eng. Detention Centre) was set. Prisoners from Warsaw prisons, mainly Pawiak (twice a day) where brought there for interrogations. Tortures were widely used — „beating (with a club, whip, rubber, iron poles, butts of pistols), kicking, setting dogs on, burning flesh with cigarettes or an iron rod (especially the face, heels and abdomen), crushing fingers and genitals, hanging on the hands at the back, breaking bones, knocking out front teeth, damaging eyeballs, strangling with a gas mask with a damaged absorber, irritating with electric current, pouring water into the nose with gagged mouth, dipping the prisoner's head in a bucket with water and holding it there until signs of suffocation, plucking out nails and driving steel needles under them” (Wikipedia). Often tortures were done with family members present. Even women in last months of pregnancy were tortured. During Warsaw Uprising of 08‑10.1944 Germans conducted mass executions in the building. Number of victims — unknown (in 06.1946 in Szucha Avenue building basements 5.5. tons of human ashes and bones were discovered). (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.02.02])

Pawiak: Investigative prison in Warsaw. Largest German prison in German‑led General Governorate. 100,000 prisoners went through it in the years 1939‑44, approx. 37,000 of which were murdered by the Germans in executions, during interrogations, in the cells or in the prison “hospital”. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Street round-up: Ambush method used by Germans to capture a larger number of random passers on the streets of occupied Polish towns and cities in order to imprison them (that sometimes ended with public executions), resettle, sent to concentration camps or to a forced labor in Germany. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.04.18])

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])

sources

personal:
www.genealogia.okiem.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.polacyizydzi.pl [access: 2013.02.15], echokatolickie.pl [access: 2013.02.15], www.echokatolickie.pl [access: 2013.08.10]
original images:
echokatolickie.pl [access: 2013.02.15], www.siedlce-zwiedzanie.pl [access: 2015.05.09], www.siedlce-zwiedzanie.pl [access: 2015.05.09], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2015.05.09]

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