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surname

PECIAK

forename(s)

Louis (pl. Ludwik)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Lviv archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

13.08.1889

Skrzętla-Rojówka

alt. dates and places of birth

Rijówka?

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1918

positions held

dean (1937‑42) of Kołomyja deanery and parish priest (1933‑42) of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven parish in Kołomyja, f. parish priest of St Nicholas parish in Lviv, f. administrator of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Stanisławów (1929‑33), f. senior vicar of Stanisławów collegiate

date and place of death

16.04.1943

KL Flossenbürg

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War helped, among others, the Jews issuing birth certificates for them. Shelter his nephew hunted by the Germans (later member of the resistance Home Army AK, part of the Polish Clandestine State, after German defeat anti–Communist partisan, till 1967 Commie–Nazi prisoner). Arrested by German Gestapo on 11.11.1942, together with his vicar Fr Romuald Chłopecki and Fr Adalbert Kośmider, denounced by Ukrainian nationalists. Jailed in Kołomyja prison and next in Brygidki prison in Lviv. On 08.02.1943 transported to KL Majdanek concentration camp. Finally on 31.03.1943 transported to KL Flossenbürg concentration camp where perished.

alt. dates and places of death

Lviv
KL Majdanek

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered in Lviv prison. According to yet another perished in German KL Majdanek concentration camp.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CHŁOPECKI Romualdo, KOŚMIDER Adalbert, ARCHUTOWSKI Roman, KAŚCIŃSKI Leopold, KOWCZ Emilian, KOZŁOWSKI Valery, LESZCZYK Anthony, MODRZEWSKA Hedwig Joanna Gabrielle, NIEROSTEK Joseph, OSIKOWICZ Andrew, TROCHA Peter (Bro. Adalbert Marian)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Flossenbürg (prisoner no: 14895): German concentration camp in which approx. 96,000 prisoners were held captive. Approx. 30,000‑77,000 of them perished, among them up to 17,000 Poles. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

KL Lublin (Majdanek): Operational in 1941‑4, in Majdanek village n. Lublin, German concentration and „death” camp. Prisoners were not only local, from Lublin region, but from all over pre–war Poland and from abroad. Most of them were Jewish, but also member of Polish clandestine resistance (part of Polish Clandestine State), Polish intelligentsia, Russian POWs, inhabitants of Zamość area evicted by the Germans, people captured in round–ups in Polish towns and cities. 6% of the prisoners were children 14 years old and younger. Prisoners slaved at c. 16 sub–camps working for German companies, such as Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke (DAW). Altogether c. 150,000 people were held in the camp. C. 79,000 victims were murdered, among them c. 59,000 Jews. The camp was equipped with 5 gas chambers, where prisoners were mass murdered, using gas from bottles or from capsules of Zyklon B. (more on: www.majdanek.eu [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Kołomyja: Detention centre run by Germans.

Lviv (Brygidki): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. In 1941‑4 the prison was run by the Germans. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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. From 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 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:
cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.sprawiedliwi.org.pl [access: 2015.04.18], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
bibliograhical:
„Register of Latin rite Lviv metropolis clergy’s losses in 1939‑45”, Józef Krętosz, Maria Pawłowiczowa, editors, Opole, 2005
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
original images:
audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2016.11.06]

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