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surname

NIEDZIELA

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Wrocław diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

02.04.1942

Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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details of death

During studies in gymnasium in Opole — in Prussian part of partitioned Poland — started to collaborate with the clandestine Polish Youth Union „Zet”, part of clandestine National League, main aim of which was independence of Poland.

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 supported his Polish cause.

Harassed by Germans.

Prob. after the plebiscite on 20.03.1921 that decided Opole region, including his Łężyce parish, to be in Germany left his parish and started to hide in Dzierzgowice.

In 1922 crossed over to Poland and started ministry in Bzie.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of the German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 11.10.1939.

Jailed in Katowice prison.

Next on 09.01.1940 deported to Kraków in German‑run General Governorate, where helped in home ministry and where perished.

cause of death

exile

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

28.05.1881

Chróścinatoday: Dąbrowa gm., Opole pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1905 (Wrocławtoday: Wrocław city pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

1939

deputy dean {dean.: Żorytoday: Żory city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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}

1932 – 1939

parish priest {parish: Pawłowicealso: Pawłowice Śląskie
today: Pawłowice gm., Pszczyna pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

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, St John the Baptist; dean.: Żorytoday: Żory city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.27]
}

1922 – 1932

parish priest {parish: Bzietoday: Jastrzębie–Zdrój sołectwo, Jastrzębie–Zdrój city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Żorytoday: Żory city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]
}

1931 – 1932

administrator {parish: Pawłowicealso: Pawłowice Śląskie
today: Pawłowice gm., Pszczyna pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

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, St John the Baptist; dean.: Żorytoday: Żory city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]
}

1916 – 1922

parish priest {parish: Łężcetoday: Reńska Wieś gm., Kędzierzyn–Koźle pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary}

1911 – 1916

vicar {parish: Koźletoday: part of Kędzierzyn–Koźle, Kędzierzyn–Koźle urban gm., Kędzierzyn–Koźle pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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, St Sigismund and St Hedwig of Silesia; dean.: Koźletoday: part of Kędzierzyn–Koźle, Kędzierzyn–Koźle urban gm., Kędzierzyn–Koźle pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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}

1910 – 1911

vicar {parish: Łagiewnikitoday: Kościan gm., Kościan pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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; n. Bytom}

1909 – 1910

vicar {parish: Krzyżanowicetoday: Krzyżanowice gm., Racibórz pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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, St Anne; dean.: Tworkówtoday: Krzyżanowice gm., Racibórz pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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}

1907 – 1909

administrator {parish: Dobrzeń Wielkitoday: Dobrzeń Wielki gm., Opole pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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}

1906 – 1907

administrator {parish: Nowa Wieś Książęcatoday: Bralin gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Holy Trinity}

1905 – 1906

vicar {parish: Sycówtoday: Syców gm., Oleśnica pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Sycówtoday: Syców gm., Oleśnica pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.02.15]
}

1901 – 1905

student {Wrocławtoday: Wrocław city pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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, 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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Katowice (prison): Detention centre run by Germans and later, in 1945, took over by the Commie–Nazis.

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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