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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

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surname

PRĄDZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • PRĄDZYŃSKI Joseph - Commemorative plaque, parish - fara, Poznań, source: www.senat.edu.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPRĄDZYŃSKI Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, parish - fara, Poznań
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    Commemorative plaque, L to S, Polish Senate building, Warszawa
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  • PRĄDZYŃSKI Joseph - Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPRĄDZYŃSKI Joseph
    Altar, Martyrs' Chapel, St Peter and St Paul cathedral, Poznań
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
protonotary apostolic
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.22]
War Order of Virtuti Militari
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.10.13]
Minor Canon (Poznań collegiate)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

20.05.1942

TA Hartheim
„euthanasia” center, Schloss Hartheim - Alkoven, Eferding dist., Salzburg

alt. dates and places of death

27.06.1942 (KL Dachau „death certificate” date)

details of death

In 1901, during partition times when Poland did not exist, while studying till 1898 in gymnasium in Chełmno, tried by Germans for participation in a clandestine self–education Polish student organisation Philomats’ Society. In Toruń sentenced to 6 weeks and jailed in Bydgoszcz prison. During Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) Uprising of 1918‑9 member of insurgents’ Supreme Peoples’ Council in Poznań and general dean of all Polish insurgents’ troops, in the rank of brigadier–general. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, co–founder of clandestine „Fatherland” organization. From 01.1940 organiser of the Polish government in exile's clandestine Government Delegation for Poland in the lands incorporated into German Reich. In the winter of 1940 dragged to a Poznań–Główna resettlement site where Poles were being forcibly deported to General Governorate from, but released. Arrested again on 03.05.1941. Interrogated in Soldiers’ House Gestapo HQ in Poznań and jailed in KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp. From there on 26.09.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Finally totally exhausted taken in a so‑called „invalid transport” to TA Hartheim Euthanasia Center, where was murdered in a gas chamber.

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

02.03.1877

Żołędowo
Bydgoszcz pow., Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv.

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.12.1901 (Gniezno)

positions held

1917–1940 — curator {church: Poznań, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St Mary Magdalene and St Stanislaus the Bishop; collegiate church}
1929–1938 — membership {Poznań, City Council}
1920–1934 — General secretary {Catholic League}
1925–1934 — president {„Unitas” Union of Priests}
1917–1925 — General secretary {„Unitas” Union of Priests}
1926 — senator {Senate of the Second Polish Republic}
priest {Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University (from 1955), University of Poland (1945‑55, 1919‑1939), Royal Academy (1903‑1918)}, academic
lecturer {Włocławek, Adam Mickiewicz University (from 1955), University of Poland (1945‑55, 1919‑1939), Royal Academy (1903‑1918)}
1912–1917 — parish priest {parish: Gniezno, St Michael the Archangel}
1902–1911 — vicar {parish: Strzelno}
1901–1902 — vicar {parish: Potulice}
till 1901 — student {Gniezno, philosophy and theology, Seminary}
from 1898 — student {Poznań, philosophy and theology, Seminary}
from 1917 — membership {Friends of Sciences Society}

others related in death

PALUCH Ignatius, PANKIEWICZ James (Fr Anastasius), PISZCZYGŁOWA Bartholomew, PISZCZYGŁOWA Stanislaus, PLACEK Bronislaus, POJDA Adolph, POKRZYWNICKI Alexander Felix, POLEWICZ Marian, POMIAN Sigismund, POTAPSKI Francis, PRYLIŃSKI Leszek, PSONKA Francis, PYTLAWSKI Roman, RAWICKI Francis, ROGOZIŃSKI Andrew, RÓŻAŃSKI Zdislaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

TA Hartheim: In Germ. Tötungsanstalt TA Hartheim (Eng. Killing/Euthanasia Center), in Schloss Hartheim castle in Alkoven village in Upper Austria, belonging to KL Mauthausen–Gusen complex of concentration camps, as part of „Aktion T4”, the victims — underdeveloped mentally — were murdered by Germans in gas chambers. In 04.1941 Germans expanded the program to include prisoners held in concentration camps. Most if not all religious from KL Dachau were taken to Hartheim in so called „transports of invalids” (denoted as „Aktion 14 f 13”) — prisoners sick and according to German standards „unable to work” — from KL Dachau concentration camp (initially under the guise of a transfer to a „better” camp).
Note: The dates of death of victims murdered in Schloss Hartheim indicated in the „White Book” are the dates of deportations from the last concentration camp the victims where held in. The real dates of death are unknown — apart from c. 49 priests whose names were included in the „transports of invalids”, but who did arrive at TA Hartheim. Prob. perished on the day of transport, somewhere between KL Dachau and Munich, and their bodies were thrown out of the transport and cremated in Munich. The investigation conducted by Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN concluded, that the other victims were murdered immediately upon arrival in Schloss Hartheim, bodies cremated and the ashes spread over local fields and into Danube river. In order to hide details of the genocided Germans falsified both dates of death (for instance those entered into KL Dachau concentration camp books, presented in „White Book” as alternative dates of death) and their causes. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30])

Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program — denoted then as „Aktion 14 f 13”. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. The other „regional extension” of Aktion T4 was „Aktion Brandt” program during which Germans murdered chronically ill patients in order to make space for wounded soldiers. It is estimated that at least 30,000 were murdered in this program. (more on: ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 27722): 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 Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: www.wmn.poznan.pl [access: 2019.02.02], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.27])

Poznań (Soldiers's House): From 12.09.1939 a Poznań prison for Poles, mainly those suspected of clandestine resistance activities, run by German Gestapo. Famed torture and interrogation centre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04], 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])

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.08.14])

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