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surname

NOWACKI

forename(s)

Ignatius (pl. Ignacy)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)more on
www.archpoznan.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

honorary titles

Gold „Cross of Merit”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

„Cross of Independence”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.02.02]

date and place of death

14.07.1943

Kalisztoday: Kalisz city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.12.16]

details of death

During Prussian rule (part of partition of Poland) founder of the clandestine Thomas Zan Society and clandestine courses of Polish language in Ostrów Wlkp.

gymnasium.

In 1906 supported Polish school children strike.

Fined few times by Prussians.

In 1918 in Kępno organized Polish clandestine scout movement.

Few days after rebirth of Poland, on 16.11.1918, became chairman of Polish Peoples Council in Kępno county.

On 13.12.1918 delegate to the Polish District Parliament in Poznań.

After outbreak of Greater Poland Uprising initially kept by the Germans in house arrested (13.01‑05.03.1919) but then on 20.06.1919 jailed in Neuhammer internment camp.

Released on 30.07.1919.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 03.09.1939.

Jailed in Kępno, Wrocław (from 07.09.1939), Rawicz (from 10.09.1939) prisons.

Released on 17.10.1939.

After three days arrested again.

Held captive for week.

For the third time arrested on 04.11.1939.

Jailed in Kalisz prison.

Released on 20.03.1940 but prohibited from returning to Kępno.

Exiled to Rypinek n. Kalisz where contracted pneumonia.

Perished in a hospital.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and disease

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

08.05.1872

Żernikitoday: Janowiec Wielkopolski gm., Żnin pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

24.02.1898

positions held

1933 – 1939/40

dean {dean.: Kępnotoday: Kępno gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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}

1909 – 1939/40

parish priest {parish: Kępnotoday: Kępno gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kępnotoday: Kępno gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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}

1901 – 1909

administrator {parish: Kępnotoday: Kępno gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kępnotoday: Kępno gm., Kępno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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}

1898 – 1901

vicar {parish: Ostrów Wielkopolskitoday: Ostrów Wielkopolski urban gm., Ostrów Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Ostrów Wielkopolskitoday: Ostrów Wielkopolski urban gm., Ostrów Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
}

prefect {Ostrów Wielkopolskitoday: Ostrów Wielkopolski urban gm., Ostrów Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, gymnasium(s)}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Kalisz: Prison for men and women built in 1840‑6, during the Russian occupation. It consisted of c. 120 individual cells. After the outbreak of World War II and start of German occupation, it was a pre‑trial detention center and a prison administered by the German Gestapo Secret Political Police. Mainly Poles, but also Germans, including those considered to be political prisoners (members of the Polish resistance movement), were held there. Inmates — if they were not murdered as a result of torture or sentenced to death — were next transported to concentration camps. The prison was overcrowded — e.g. on 30.04.1943, 422 men and 126 women were held there. The prisoners were tortured — c. 700 people were murdered in total (shot, hanged, and those who died as a result of torture and diseases). After the German defeat and the start of the Russian occupation, the prison was run by the Commie–Nazi UB, a unit of the genocidal Russian MGB. In 12.1952, 599 people were detained there — some of them soldiers of the clandestine Greater Poland Independent Volunteer Group WARTA and the NSZ, as well as pre—war Polish policemen, and young high school students opposing the Russian occupation. (more on: sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.08.17]
)

Rawicz: Prison, founded in 1819–21, in place of the Franciscan Friars Minor's monastery, which was liquidated by the Prussian occupation authorities. During the World War II, during the German occupation of 1939–45, the German Germ. Zuchthaus (Eng. heavy prison), intended for men sentenced to long–term imprisonment and penal camp sentences, levied mainly by the Germ. Warthegau (Eng. Wartha region) occupation courts. A large part of the prisoners were next transported from there to German concentration camps. After the end of the military operations of World War II, the prison was managed by the Commie–Nazi authorities of the Russian prl republic. Many activists of the Polish clandestine independence underground were detained there, including soldiers of the Home Army AK. Political prisoners were finally released in 1956. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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. 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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Neuhammer: During I World War (1914‑8) in the vicinity of contemporary Świętoszów, Żagań and Konin Żagański Germans set up POW camp for Russian soldiers (up to 33,000 inmates). In 1919 in Neuhammer (Świętoszów) Greater Poland Uprising insurgents, including Polish priests, were held captive. During II World War Germans set up a Stalag VIII E Neuhammer POW camp for Polish, French captured soldiers, next Stalag 308 for Russian soldiers. Soldiers of other nationalities were also held captive (including Warsaw Uprising Polish combatants). At least 50,000 perished. On 13.02.1945, at camp liberation, at Stalag 308 only 200 Russian prisoners were found alive. 10 days later they were executed by Russian NKVD as Russian traitors. In 1945‑54 camp was used as Russian NKVD maximum security prison. (more on: www.ziemialubuska.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.08.14]
)

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.08.14]
)

Thomas Zan Societies: Secret societies of Polish youth, aiming at self–education, patriotic in form and content, functioning 1830‑1920, in mutiny against enforced Germanisation and censure of Polish culture, mainly in secondary schools — gymnasia — mainly in Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) and later in Silesia. The first groups were formed in 1817. In 1897 a congress in Bydgoszcz was held when rules of clandestine activities were formulated. At other congress in Bydgoszcz in Poznań a „Red Rose” society was formed, heading all others groups in various gymnasiums and coordinating their activities. In 1900 „Red Rose” consolidated Philomaths organizations from Pomerania as well. After Toruń trial of Pomeranian Philomaths in Toruń Germans arrested 24 members of Thomas Zan Society from Gniezno. 21 of them were sentenced up to 6 weeks in prison and reprimands. All were relegated from schools without the right to continue education in secondary and higher schools in Prussia. Despite repression the Societies existed till 1918 and rebirth of Poland. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

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