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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

SALAMUCHA

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

  • SALAMUCHA John - Commemorative plaque, Collegium Novum, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, source: aordycz-krakow.blogspot.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSALAMUCHA John
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    Commemorative plaque, Theological Seminary, Krakowskie Przedmieście str., Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
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[access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Habilitation Doctor of Theology
Magister Aggregatus MAgg
Doctor of Philosophy

honorary titles

„Cross of Valour”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place of death

11.08.1944

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.10.09]

alt. dates and places of death

03.08.1944, 12.08.1944

details of death

In 1920 took part, as a volunteer — in Polish–Russian war of 1919‑21.

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II chaplain of 360th Infantry Regiment of Polish Army.

Takes part in defense of Warsaw besieged by Germans (Bem fortifications in the west of Warsaw among others).

Wounded.

After start of German occupation returns to Kraków.

There arrested by the Germans on 06.11.1939, among professors of Jagiellonian University.

Jailed in Kraków — held in Montelupich Str. prison and barracks of 20th Infantry Regiment at Mazowiecka Str., among others.

Next moved do Wrocław and on 28.11.1939 transported to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

Next on 14.12.1940 (or on 04.04.1940) moved to KL Dachau concentration camp.

On 04.01.1941 released.

Returned to German–run General Governorate. Ministered in Warsaw.

Became Polish National Resistance Army NSZ (part of Polish Clandestine State) chaplain.

Lectured at clandestine Humanities Western Land's University (part of Polish Clandestine State).

During Warsaw Uprising, as a chaplain in a field hospital on 60 Wawelska Str. — belonging to IV Ochota District of resistance Home Army AK — did not leave his wounded patients behind and stayed with them, when the insurgents left, through the sewer canals, Warsaw–Śródmieście district. Murdered — despite hosting the white flag — by Russian RONA troops fighting alongside German SS units.

Prob. shot, alternatively killed by a blast of a grenade thrown into the basement where he was hiding.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans / Russians

date and place of birth

10.06.1903

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

02.1926 (Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.10.09]
)

positions held

1941 – 1944

vicar {parish: Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, St James}

from 1938

professor {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, Department of Christian Philosophy, Jagiellonian University UJ}

from 1934

lecturer {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, Department of Christian Philosophy, Jagiellonian University UJ}

1933 – 1934

vicar {parish: Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, Our Lady of Loreto; dean.: Warsaw–Praskideanery name
today: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
}

1933

doctor habil. {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, Department of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University UJ}

1929 – 1933

professor {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, Theological Seminary}, philosophy

c. 1929

vicar {parish: Wiązownatoday: Wiązowna gm., Otwock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
}

1927 – 1929

student {Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Pontifical Gregorian University (Lat. Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana) – „Gregorianum”}, ends with the title of magister aggregatus

1925 – 1927

PhD student {Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, mathematical logic, Department of Theology, [University of Warsaw /from 1945/, University — clandestine, underground /1939‑45/, Joseph Piłsudski University /1935‑39/, University of Warsaw /1915‑35/, Imperial University of Warsaw /1870–1915/]}

1920 – 1925

student {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, [University of Warsaw /from 1945/, University — clandestine, underground /1939‑45/, Joseph Piłsudski University /1935‑39/, University of Warsaw /1915‑35/, Imperial University of Warsaw /1870–1915/]}

1919 – 1925

student {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
, philosophy and theology, Metropolitan Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 22337Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: On c. 09.11.1940, Reichsführer–SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and German police, as a result of the Vatican's intervention, decided to transfer all clergymen detained in various concentration camps to KL Dachau camp. The first major transports took place on 08.12.1940. In KL Dachau Germans held 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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KL Sachsenhausen: In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former Olympic village in 07.1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. Murderous medical experiments on prisoners were carried out in the camp. In 1942‑4 c. 140 prisoners slaved at manufacturing false British pounds, passports, visas, stamps and other documents. Other prisoners also had to do slave work, for Heinkel aircraft manufacturer, AEG and Siemens among others. On average c. 50,000 prisoners were held at any time. Altogether more than 200,000 inmates were in jailed in KL Sachsenhausen and its branched, out of which tens of thousands perished. Prior to Russian arrival mass evacuation was ordered by the Germans and c. 80,000 prisoners were marched west in so‑called „death marches” to other camps, i.e. KL Mauthausen–Gusen and KL Bergen–Belsen. The camp got liberated on 22.04.1945. After end of armed hostilities Germans set up there secret camp for German prisoners and „suspicious” Russian soldiers. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.11.18]
)

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison, during occupation run by the Germans — from 28.02.1941 by Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police, known as Gestapo. In 1940‑4 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

Sonderaktion Krakau: German operation against Cracow intelligentsia, part of a broader „Intelligenzaktion” against Polish intelligentsia, carried out in 1939‑40. On 06.11.1939 Germans arrested 183/4 Cracow professors from prestigiuous universities, mainly Jagiellonian University. They were jailed in Montelupich prison in Cracow prior to being sent to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp. 4 days later on 10.11.1939 Germans arrested 25 Jesuits from Cracow College. They were also jailed in Montelupich prison and then transported to German concentration camps where 7 of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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