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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

PŁOŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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    Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża
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    Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łomża diocese
more on: www.kuria.lomza.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

12.02.1903

Płonka-Strumianka (Białystok county)

alt. dates and places of birth

11.02.1903

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

19.02.1928

positions held

parish priest of Rygałówka (1937‑43), f. vicar of Wąsosz, Mały Płock, Rzekuń, Jasienica, Rajgród, Andrzejewo parishes

date and place of death

15.07.1943

Naumovichi (Grodno oblast, Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during German occupation collaborated with clandestine resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State). Arrested on 20.06.1943 (or on 05.06.1943). Jailed in Grodno prison. Treated as a „hostage” and murdered in a mass execution — part of German extermination plan of Polish intelligentsia of Białystok region, called Black July 1943 — among others with c. 5 other Catholic priests.

alt. dates and places of death

13-14.07.1943

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BESZTA-BOROWSKI Anthony, BURAK Mark, KLIMCZAK Michael Eugene (Fr Dennis), KOCHANOWSKI Felix, KOZŁOWSKI Joseph, KUŹMICKI Witold, OLSZEWSKI Louis, OPIATOWSKI Henry, PĘZA Alexander, ROSZAK Edmund, RUTKOWSKI Bronislaus, SKOKOWSKI Justin, SZULC Joseph, SZYPIŁŁO Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Naumowicze: On 13.06.1943 in Fort IIa in Naumowicze village c. 10 km from Grodno — in a place known for mass murders perpetrated by the Germans on Jews in 1941‑2 — Germans, as part of their extermination program against partisans, executed 50 hostages from Lipsk — apparently in retribution for death of two Germans. Among the victims was bl. Maryanna Biernacka. Two days later, on 15.06.1943, Germans murdered in excess of 75 victims, among them whole families. Among the victims were 6 Catholic priests. (more on: www.bialystok.opoka.org.pl [access: 2013.01.06])

Black July 1943: On 20.05.1943 East Prussia German Gaulaiter, Erich Koch, nominated Otton Helwig a new German commander of SS und Polizeiführer (Eng. SS and police commander) of Bezirk (Eng. region) Białystok. He immediately initiated a pacification action ostensibly targeted at Polish partisans. The real aim was intimidation of the Poles from Białystok region and extermination of its leading classes. On 10.07.1943 a „Commando Müller” (from the surname of its murderous commander, prob. Hermann Müller), consisting of Belarus support batallion, Lithuanian units dressed in German uniforms, German Gendarmerie and police and German Gestapo members, perpetrated a series of mass murders in various places in Bezirk Białystok (including its Łomża and Grodno regions). In 07.1943 Germans murdered more than 1,000 people (prob. near 2,000). On 15.07.1943 only in all county seats of Bezirk Bialystok at least 9 local Polish intelligentsia families, including women, children and old were selected and murdered. Among the victims were many priests: in executions in Pilice forest, Wiszownik forest, Kosówka forest, Naumowicze, Jeziorka, etc. Germans murdered at least 15 clerics. (more on: www.swzygmunt.knc.pl [access: 2019.10.13])

Grodno: Prison used both by the Russians (in 1920, 1939‑41 and from 1944) and the Germans (in 1941‑4). Thousands of Poles were jailed there.

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.bialystok.opoka.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.bialystok.opoka.org.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.straty.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.bialystok.uw.gov.pl [access: 2013.10.05], lomzynskie24.pl [access: 2013.12.04]
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