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Roman Catholic parish
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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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religious status

Servant of God

surname

STEINKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Joseph (pl. Josef)

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]

honorary titles

canon (Warmia cathedral in Frombork)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

19.12.1889

Głotowo
Olsztyn Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

09.07.1916

positions held

chaplain in Mary's Hospital in Olsztyn (04.1944‑1945), f. diocesan minister for women, f. diocesan Caritas director in Braniewo (from 1924), f. chaplain of Holy Cross church in Braniewo, f. vicar of Królewiec, Reszel parishes, f. theology student at Theological Seminary in Braniewo, f. mathematics student in Munich and Wrocław

date and place of death

16.02.1945

Olsztyn
Olsztyn city Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested by the Germans in 01.1941, accused of — together with 4 other priests, including Fr Bruno Weichsel — for dissemination of information about murder of Polish priests from Pelplin diocese in 1939. Sentenced to 3 and half years in prison. Held in Sztum prison. Released after 30 months. Went to Olsztyn. There on 14.02.1945, after the final Russian winter offensive of 1945 of the II World War — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — marked by numerous gang rapes, beatings and maltreatment of women by Russians soldiers, attempting to defend nuns and nurses from a local Mary’s hospital beaten up unconscious by Russian soldiers. Two days later arrested by the Russians and jailed in Olsztyn prison where perished on the same day. According to other sources released but perished next day at his rectory.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BOLZ Mary (Mary Generosa), DOMNIK Mary (Mary Liberia), KLEMENT Bernard, KLOMFASS Martha (Mary Christophora), WEICHSEL Bruno, BREHM William, CHMIELEWSKI John Paul, FUCHS Godfrey, HUHN Paul, KORTENDIECK Theodore, LANGKAU Otto, LINDENBLATT John, LINKA Arthur, LUDWIG Francis, LUNKWITZ Paul, MARQUARDT John, PREUSCHOFF Clement, PROTHMANN Adalbert, RAHMEL Engelbert, SCHIKOWSKI Ulrich, SCHULZ Arthur, SCHWARTZ Paul, SIEGEL Bruno Alexander, ŚWITALSKI Vladislav Bronislaus, WILKE George, ZAGERMANN Francis, ZIEMETZKI Joachim

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Sztum: Heavy prison for criminal offenders. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.28])

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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])

sources

personal:
ekai.pl [access: 2012.11.23], files.bildarchiv-ostpreussen.de [access: 2018.11.18]
original images:
gosc.pl [access: 2014.11.28]

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