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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

RZYCHOŃ

surname
versions/aliases

ŻYCHOŃ

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

George (pl. Jerzy)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists - CM)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Theology MA

date and place of death

05.08.1944

Warsaw
Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, when leading in 07.1944 spiritual retreat for Daughters’ of Charity sisters in Warsaw fell sick and was moved to Wolski hospital at Płocka Str. as a patient. Was there when Warsaw Uprising started on 01.08.1944 and was murdered there by the Germans during Wola district massacres — at hospital’s premises or in nearby Moczydło district, at Zagłoby Str. or in one of the industrial warehouses.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

24.06.1907

Siemianowice Śląskie
f. Huta Laura - Siemianowice, Siemianowice Śląskie city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

religious vows

1927 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

28.05.1933

positions held

friar at Congregation’s house in Warsaw (1937‑40) — Congregation’s house assistant (1943‑4) and director missionary seminarians in Cracow–Kleparz (from c. 1939), f. prefect at the Silesian Theological Seminary in Cracow (1937‑40), f. apologetics professor at Missionary Fathers’ Theological Institute in Cracow (1937‑9), f. theology student at Catholic Theology Department of Warsaw University in Warsaw (1933‑7), in Congregation from 27.09.1925

others related in death

BRAUNSCHWEIG Anthony, CIECIERSKI Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warszaw (Wola hospital): During Warsaw Uprising Wolski hospital at 26 Płocka str. in Warsaw was taken over by the Germans on 05.08.1944. After murder of hospital director, hospital chaplain (Fr Casimir Ciecierski) and few patients (with a single shot to the head) the rest of the staff and patients were driven to rail magazines at Moczydło str. where Germans hoarded thousands of local residents. There all were slaughtered with machine guns. More than 300 patients and 60 staff members, both medical and support, were among them. Altogether 4,500‑12,000 victims were butchered that day on Moczydło str. The massacre was a part of mass murderers known as „Wola district massacres”. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.04.18])

Wola district massacres: Mass extermination of the inhabitants of Warsaw Wola and Ochota districts, perpetrated by the Germans in the first days of Warsaw Uprising. Approx. 38,000‑65,000 Poles, men, women and children were massacred (the peak of the barbarian killings took place on 05‑07.08.1944). The massacre — genocide in fact — was in direct response to Adolf Hitler’s order to crash and destroy Warsaw and kill all of its citizens and was perpetrated by German SS units and Russian SS RONA units (with Belarusian contingent) collaborating with them. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.06])

Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

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])

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:
www.bj.uj.edu.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.krzyz.siemianowice.pl [access: 2013.02.09], silesia.edu.pl [access: 2019.10.13], pl.wikisource.org [access: 2013.08.31]
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