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  • NOWACKI Octavian Mieczyslav Boleslaus - c. 02.05.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWACKI Octavian Mieczyslav Boleslaus
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surname

NOWACKI

forename(s)

Octavian Mieczyslav Boleslaus (pl. Oktawian Mieczysław Bolesław)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

01.01.1909

Turek (Turek county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.06.1931 (Włocławek)

positions held

prefect of J. Słowacki elementary school in Kalisz (1935‑41), chaplain of the prison and hospital in Kalisz (1938‑41), f. prefect of elementary schools in Ciechocinek (1932‑5) and Włocławek (1932), f. vicar of St Peter and Paul the Apostles parish in Ciechocinek (1932‑5, 1931‑2)

date and place of death

08.08.1942

KL Dachau

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

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 04.03.1941. Jailed in Kalisz and then in Radogoszcz prisons. From there on 02.05.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. Finally on 03‑05.06.1942 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

alt. dates and places of death

09.08.1942

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BARTCZAK Vladislav (Bro. Theodore), BINIEWICZ John, GOŁĘBIOWSKI Joseph, GORAJECKI Michael, HERBICH Henry Joseph Adam, ŁOPUSZYŃSKI Casimir Roman, MAKOWSKI Francis (Bro. Simon), MIROCHNA Steven Marian (Fr Julian), MOŻEJKO Joseph (Bro. Albert Mary), NIEWĘGŁOWSKI Stanislaus, ŚWIEŻEWSKI Casimir, ZABOROWICZ Stanislaus, ZAWADZKI Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 30301): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 15291): German KL Auschwitz (today: Oświęcim) concentration and death camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 on the German territory. Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the camp, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was KL Birkenau, not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Radegast: Resettlement camp (as part of German resettlement „program” for Poles in 1939), then co–functioning with transit–concentration camp (during genocidal German Intelligenzaktion Litzmannstadt in 1939‑40), finally changed into Germ. Erweitertes Polizeigefängnis (Eng. Expanded Police prison), in Radogoszcz n. Łódź, operational from 1939 till 1945, for Poles from Łódź region. Probably in excess of 40,000 people were held there. For religious this was a transit camp before transfer to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Kalisz: Detention centre run by Germans. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

03.1941 arrests (Kalisz): In 02‑03.1941 in Kalisz and vicinity Germans started to arrest a number of people (altogether 85 were arrested) suspected of participation in Polish clandestine resistance National Unity Organisation OJN, belonging to National Fighting Organization NOB (part of Polish Clandestine State). Among those arrested on 04‑06.03.1941 were at least 9 priests and 4 religious friars and many of their parishioners. At least two of them were subsequently tried by German Sondergericht summary court and sentenced to death. On 02.05.1941 204 prisoners among whom 65 were linked to OJN activities were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. Only 34 survived. All the arrested priests and friars perished. In retribution Germans prohibited activities of Conventual Franciscans in Warthegau province (Greater Poland). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.03.14], www.info.kalisz.pl [access: 2016.03.14])

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 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.opiekun.kalisz.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947
original images:
www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18]

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