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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ROGACZEWSKI

forename(s)

Adalbert Theophilus (pl. Wojciech Teofil)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Albert

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Polish Catholic Mission in France
Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]
Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

Gold „Cross of Merit”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
honorary canon (Pelpin cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

16.03.1944

KL Buchenwald
n. Weimar, Weimar city dist., Turyngia, Germany

details of death

In 1914‑6 while studying at gymnasium in Brodnica — during Prussian times (partitions of Poland) — member (from 1915 leader) of the gymnasium chapter of a clandestine Polish self–education Pomeranian Philomaths organization — Thomas Zan Society. After I World War arrested by the Germans in 1919 accused of inciting Polish national sentiments among his parishioners. Released but moved to other parish. There, in Pobiedziska, continued his ministry among Polish parishioners. Despite formal ban conducted religious education in Polish. During a plebiscite that was to decide the fate of Warmia and Mazurian regions after I World War, called by Ligue of Nations, collaborated with Polish Central Peoples Council in Poznań and Plebiscite Committee in Grajewo. In 1926 expelled by the Germans from Eastern Prussia. For a short time settled in Chełmno diocese and next moved to France to minister to Polish emigrees. When II World War broke out — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — still ministered in France. In 1940, after German invasion of France, expelled by Germans from Metz. Moved to Lyon in Vichy France. Participant of the French resistance movement. On 08.05.1943 arrested by the Germans — the same day heavily wounded during an escape attempt. Treated in Lyon hospital under heavy guard. After a couple of months jailed in Lyon and Mont Luc prisons. Tortured. Next interned in Fresnes and Compiègne transit camps. On 29.01.1944 transported to KL Buchenwald concentration camp where was murdered — was the victim of German pseudo „medical experiments” program, had typhus bacteria injected.

cause of death

extermination: medical experiments

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

23.04.1888

Dąbrówka
Sztum pow., pomorskie voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

22.04.1888

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

05.07.1914 (Frombork)

positions held

chaplain {France; Polish emigration}
1940–1943 — dean {Lyon, Polish Mission; southern France}
1930–1940 — dean {Metz, Polish Mission; eastern France}
1927–1930 — priest {Briey; dep. Meurthe–et–Moselle, France}
1926–1927 — priest {parish: Lubawa}
1919–1926 — parish priest {parish: Prawdziska; n. Ełk}
1914–1919 — vicar {parish: Kętrzyn, St Catherine}
1911–1914 — student {Braniewo, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}
1910–1911 — student {Berlin, veterinary}

others related in death

BUKOWSKI Leopold, DOMERACKI Joseph, DRWAL Francis, DRWĘSKI Stanislaus (Bro. Felician), GLAKOWSKI Stanislaus, HANKE Francis, HAROŃSKI Leo, HUWER Joseph, KULISZ Charles, KUPILAS Francis, LANGNER Herbert, PANKOWSKI Marian, POLEDNIA Paul, SCHULZ Joseph Valentine, SEKRECKI Henry, STOCK Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Buchenwald: In KL Buchenwald concentration camp, founded in 1937 and operational till 1945, Germans held c. 238,380 prisoners and murdered approx. 56,000 of them, among them thousands of Poles. Prisoners were victims of pseudo–scientific experiments, conducted among others by Behring–Werke from Marburg and Robert Koch Institute from Berlin companies. They slaved for Gustloff in Weimar and Fritz–Sauckel companies manufacturing armaments. To support Erla–Maschinenwerk GmbH in Leipzig, Junkers in Schönebeck (airplanes) and Rautal in Wernigerode Germans organized special sub–camps. In 1945 there were more than 100 such sub–camps. Dora concentration camp was initially one of them, as well as KL Ravensbrück sub–camps (from 08.1944). On 08.04.1945 Polish prisoner, Mr Guido Damazyn, used clandestinely constructed short wave transmitter to sent, together with a Russian prisoner, a short message begging for help. It was received and he got a reply: „KZ Bu. Hold out. Rushing to your aid. Staff of Third Army” (American). Three days later the camp was liberated. (more on: www.buchenwald.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Medical experiments: Criminal medical experiments conducted by German specialists on concentration camp inmates. Among tests, in KL Dachau, KL Auschwitz, KL Buchenwald and other camps, performed by German murderers were malaria injections, liver tests, injections of tuberculosis, typhoid, phlegmon germs, flying tests (in pressure chambers), blood crystallization and coagulation tests, hypothermia, sterilization, starvation tests, etc. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], 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])

Thomas Zan Societies: Secret societies of Polish youth, aiming at self–education, patriotic in form and content, functioning 1830‑1920, in mutiny against enforced Germanisation and censure of Polish culture, mainly in secondary schools — gymnasia — mainly in Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) and later in Silesia. The first groups were formed in 1817. In 1897 a congress in Bydgoszcz was held when rules of clandestine activities were formulated. At other congress in Bydgoszcz in Poznań a „Red Rose” society was formed, heading all others groups in various gymnasiums and coordinating their activities. In 1900 „Red Rose” consolidated Philomaths organizations from Pomerania as well. After Toruń trial of Pomeranian Philomaths in Toruń Germans arrested 24 members of Thomas Zan Society from Gniezno. 21 of them were sentenced up to 6 weeks in prison and reprimands. All were relegated from schools without the right to continue education in secondary and higher schools in Prussia. Despite repression the Societies existed till 1918 and rebirth of Poland. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

Pomeranian Philomaths: Secret societies of Polish youth, aiming at self–education, patriotic in form and content, functioning 1830‑1920, mainly in secondary schools — gymnasia — in Pomerania around Vistula river (Gdańsk Pomerania and Chełmno county), in Prussian–occupied Polish territories (one of the partitions of Poland). On 08.01.1901 Germans conducted a series of interrogations of students at Chełmno, Brodnica and Toruń gymnasiums. On 09‑12.09.1901 the first of court trials of Polish students from those gymnasiums and students of Theological Seminary in Pelplin was held in Toruń. 1 person was sentenced to 3 months in prison, 1 to 2 months, 3 to 6 weeks, 7 to 3 weeks, 2 to 2 weeks, 19 to a week, 2 to 1 day, 10 were reprimanded. 15 were cleared. More definitive penalties were relegations from the schools with so‑called wolf’s ticket, forbidding sentenced students to continue secondary and higher studies in Prussia (Germany). Among those penalized were a few future Catholic priests — those were able to continue their education for the Chełmno diocese bishop, Bp August Rosentreter, refused to relegate students from Theological Seminary. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.11.18])

sources

personal:
ekai.pl [access: 2012.11.23], gosc.pl [access: 2013.10.05], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], www.kpbc.ukw.edu.pl [access: 2013.10.05]
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