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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

POTOCKI

forename(s)

John Jozefat (pl. Jan Józefat)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

John Joseph (pl. Jan Józef)

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function

pastor

creed

Polish Reformed Church

diocese / province

Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

13.07.1888

Kielce

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1928

positions held

head of the Reformed Evangelical Pastoral Office in Polish Army in the rank of major (1939), chaplain of the Reformed Evangelical Church at No VIII Corps Regional Headquarters DOK in Toruń (1935‑9), f. pastor of St Paul church in Baltimore USA, graduate of Theological Department in Blomfield USA (1928), Polish activist in USA, member of Polish National Defence Committee in USA, editor of „Unity — Polonia” in USA, married, son and two daughters?

date and place of death

09.04.1940

Katyn (Smolensk oblast, Russia)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After school strike in 1905 as VI grade student imprisoned by Russians for printing and distribution Polish language tutorial scripts. Expelled from gymnasium. Polish Socialist Party PPS activist. In 1908 arrested by the Russians. For 4 years held in prison and then sentenced by Russians to life deportation to the Siberia. Escaped and went to Cracow and from there to USA. In 1934 returned to Poland. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested by the Russians. Jailed in Szepietówka concentration camp and next in Starobielsk concentration camp. On Christmas Eve of 24.12.1939 moved to Butyrki prison (or Łubianka prison) in Moscow and in the spring of 1940 to Kozielsk concentration camp. From there transported to Katyń execution site and brutally murdered.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

ALEKSANDROWICZ Anthony, CHOMA Edward Anthony, CICHOWICZ Nicholas, DRABCZYŃSKI Ignatius Marian (Cl. Dominic), FEDOROŃKO Simon, ILKÓW Nicholas, KONTEK Stanislaus, PANAŚ Joseph, POHORECKI John, SUCHCICKI Casimir, URBAN Vladislav Michael, ZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo, SZEPTYCKI Andrew Mary Stanislaus, JELEN George Vladislav Gustave, ZAUNAR Louis Edward

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Katyń: From 03.04.1940 till 12.05.1940 Russians in a planned genocide executed in Katyń approx. 4,400 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Kozielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia. There are indications — i.e. 4 so‑called „NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences” of 1939‑40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow — of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular — decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr. Lavrentij Beria, in another German leader’s hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Kozielsk: In 1939‑40 in Kozielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 4,300 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Katyń. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Moscow (Lubyanka): Location of a murderous Russian KBG and NKVD and a prison in Moscow where Russians murdered many political prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Starobielsk: In 1939‑41 in Starobielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 3,800 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Twer. Used as a concentration camp for Poles later as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Szepietówka: In Szepietówka/Szepetewka, village on the then Polish Ukraine, by the decision of Russian genocidal leader Mr Kliment Voroshilov, Russians set up one of the transit camps for Polish POWs — Polish intelligentsia and soldiers — arrested after Russian invasion of Poland on 17.09.1939. C. 20,000 prisoners were held there in extremely harsh conditions: POWs had to sleep on the earth, without food, having to queue few hours for a glass of water. Next POWs were sent to Russian concentration camps and then to mass execution sites. (more on: pl.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:
old.luteranie.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.sjerzy.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.05.19], episkopat.pl [access: 2019.10.13], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.radaopwim.gov.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.youtube.com [access: 2017.01.21], www.muzeumkatynskie.pl [access: 2017.01.21], kielce.eu [access: 2016.11.06], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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