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surname

PREUSCHOFF

forename(s)

Felix (pl. Feliks)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Felix

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

01.05.1945

TagilLag labour camp
Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia

alt. dates and places of death

07—08.1945

details of death

During Russian winter 1945 advance at the end of World War II — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — Reszel was captured by the Russians on 29.01.1945. Arrested by the Russians and prob. in 03.1940 sent to Kętrzyn (prob. with Fr Bock). Next transported to Wystruć transit camp. Finally from there transported in railway car loaded with c. 50 prisoners into Russia. After 21 days reached Russian slave labour concentration camp TagilLag in Nizhny Tagil in Ural mountains (the aforementioned Fr Bock perished during the transport). Soon fell ill and perished in camp’s „hospital”.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

10.03.1890

Bydgoszcz
Bydgoszcz city pow., Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

04.08.1912 (Munich)

positions held

dean {dean.: Reszel}, Archpriest
1937–1945 — parish priest {parish: Reszel}
c. 1926–1937 — vicar {parish: Świątki}
vicar {parish: Bisztynek}
vicar {parish: Orneta}
PhD student {Munich, theology, University}

others related in death

BOCK Gilbert

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

TagilLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system) in Nizhniy Tagil in Swirdlovsk (Yekaterinburg) region, centre of steel making and iron forging mills, and during the II World War T‑34 tank construction plants. Initially Russian prisoners (enslaved in slave labour concentration camps’ system Gulag) were held there. From 1943 POW prisoners — Germans, Hungarians, etc. — took over. Thousand were held in a central camp with its 12 sub–camps (at least one of the housed women). Thousands perished. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.11.28])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Wystruć: Russian transit camp set up in 1945 for German population of East Prussia — one of concentration centers of defeated Germans marked for slave work in Russia. In Wystruć (now: Chernyakhovsk) and in nearby Jurbork c. 60,000 people were held: men, women, girls and old. All were transported — in rail transfers lasting 4‑7 weeks, without hot food, proper sanitation — to Russians slave labour camps. Many perished before reaching destination… (more on: bazhum.muzhp.pl [access: 2018.09.02])

Deportation of Germans to Russia in 1945: On 06.02.19454 Russian State Defence Committee issued an order to intern all Germans, mainly men, able to work from the German territories captured by Russian army and transport them into Russia — to slave labour camps in Donbas region in Ukraine, to industrial centers in Ural mountains, to Russian occupied Belarus, etc. — in order to rebuild destroyed by the war Russia. It was planned to use c. 500,000 Germans, 17‑50 years old, although in practice much older were also arrested. From Upper Silesia only c. 90,000 Germans and Poles were deported 20% of which returned after many years. Among the victims were members of Polish clandestine Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) fighting with Germans. Tens of thousands were deported from Warmia and Mazurian regions. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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:
gross-kleeberg.de [access: 2013.05.19], files.bildarchiv-ostpreussen.de [access: 2018.11.18]
original images:
www.bildarchiv-ostpreussen.de [access: 2018.11.18]

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