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

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

PASTWA

forename(s)

Anthony (pl. Antoni)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Canon Law

date and place of birth

02.10.1898

Klaskawa (Chojnice county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.06.1924 (St Barbara Theological Seminary chapel in Pelplin)

positions held

dean of Grudziądz deanery (1936‑9), parish priest of St Nicholas parish in Grudziądz (1936‑9), f. parish priest of Assumption of the Holy Mary parish in Grudziądz (1934‑6), f. vicar of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist in Toruń (1933‑4), Błędowo (1933) parishes, f. PhD student (1929‑33) and junior assistant (1931‑3) at Canon Law Faculty of Theology Department at Warsaw University, f. vicar of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Pelplin (1925‑9), f. chaplain–secretary to the Bishop of Chełmno diocese (1926‑9), f. notary of Pelplin diocesan Curia (1926‑9), f. professor in Collegium Marianum in Pelplin (1925‑9), f. vicar of St Nicholas parish in Grudziądz (1924‑5), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Pelplin (1920‑4)

date and place of death

11.11.1939

Grudziądz

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

During I World War drafted in 09.1917 into German army. Served in Malbork and then till the end of war in 11.1918 on the Western Front in France. During Polish–Russian war of 1920 volunteered and for 3 months served in 16th Artillery Regiment of the Polish Army in Grudziądz. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested on 05.10.1939 by the Germans — ostensibly for celebrating a solemn Holy Mass for Polish soldiers that fell in 09.1939 defending Grudziądz from German onslaught. Jailed in Grudziądz prison. From there moved to a Borderlands Dormitory building — a transit camp in Grudziądz. Prob. on 11.11.1939 driven out of prison, in a group of c. 25 inmates, including Fr John Klunder, Fr Anthony Sobisz and Fr John Rogalski, 7 teachers and 4 women and murdered on the grounds of Grudziądz fortress (in Citadel or in Priests' Hills).

alt. dates and places of death

17.11.1939, 27.11.1939

(Big Priests’ Hill Fortress - Grudziądz)

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BIELEŃ Anthony, BOJUŁKA Bronislaus Francis, GOŁĘBIEWSKI Joseph, KLUNDER John, NAGÓRSKI Edmund, SOBISZ Anthony, WOLSKI Vaclav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Grudziądz - Fortress: On the grounds of military Fortress Grudziądz — mainly near so‑called Priests Hills, but also in fortress’ Citadel — on the outskirts of Grudziądz from 10.1939 till 12.1939, as part of so‑called „Intelligenzaktion”, Germans murdered in mass executions few hundred Poles from Grudziądz and vicinity, mainly intelligentsia. The biggest atrocities, perpetrated by special Einsatzkommando 16 unit operating in Grudziądz vicinity from 26.09.1939 and local Selbstschutz units (German „self–defense” groups), started after 19.10.1939 when Grudziądz was visited by Albert Forster, the Gauleiter of Danzig–West Prussia German Reichsgau, who stated that „Danzig–West Prussia province in short time is to become 100% German and Poles have nothing to do there and should be expelled”, adding: „there is still no Polish blood on the streets of this city”. In Priests Hills executions were carried out early in the mornings and in the evenings, and the victims where brought in groups, in two cars, each with approximately thirty people. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13])

Grudziądz: As part of „Intelligenzaktion” — physical extermination of Polish intelligentsia from Pomerania — Germans initially in 1939 jailed Poles is investigative prison in Grudziądz. After it became too small they set‑up a transit camp in a so‑called Borderlands Hostel building at Chopin Str. where they jailed from 4,000 to 5,000 Poles, including c. 150 local priests. Most of them were subsequently murdered in local forests (Księże Góry, Mniszek‑Grupa), some were taken to concentration camps. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). 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 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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.13], en.wikipedia.org [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. „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])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

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