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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

STEPCZYŃSKI

surname
versions/aliases

STĘPCZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Casimir (pl. Kazimierz)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

Ad Honores Spiritual Counselor
honorary canon (Gniezno cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

04.03.1881

Żydowo
Poznań Cou., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

11.02.1906 (Gniezno)

positions held

dean of Bydgoszcz deanery (1929‑39), parish priest of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Bydgoszcz (1925‑39), public schools religious education inspector of Bydgoszcz deanery (from 1928), f. pro–synodal judge (1930‑3), f. dean (1919‑25) and deputy dean (1918‑9) of Oborniki deanery, f. parish priest (1912‑25), administrator (1912) of Ryczywół parish — also church builder, f. administrator of Wyszyny (1912), Twardów (1911), Witaszyce (1911) parishes, f. vicar of Śmigiel (1911‑2), Połajewo (1906‑11) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminaries in Gniezno (till 1906) and Poznań (from 1902), member of Friends of Science Society in Poznań (from 1916)

date and place of death

31.10.1939

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

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After announcement on 11.11.1918 of rebirth of independent Poland involved in preparations for Polish insurgency in his Ryczywół parish against German authorities. Became chairman of Polish Peoples’ Council in Ryczywół and delegate to Peoples’ County Council in Oborniki (first meeting on 29.11.1918). In 12.1918 and 01.1919, after the outbreak of Greater Poland uprising of 1918‑9, made his rectory available for meetings of a group preparing armed combat against German troops. Named in register of members of Ryczywół company that took part, among others, in battles for nearby Chodzież. After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War arrested by the Germans on 08.09.1939, three days after city’s capture. Jailed in military barracks camp in Bydgoszcz. Maltreated and tortured. Between 31.10 and 3.11.1939 taken out — together with a group of Poles — in a truck in an unknown direction and murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

03.11.1939

n. Bydgoszcz
Kuyavia-Pomerania voiv., Poland

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

GRUCHAŁA Edmund, JAKUBOWSKI John, KOŹLIK Stanislaus, KUKUŁKA Lucyn, LEWICKI Anthony Severin, ROŻEK Alexander, SZAREK Peter, WAGNER John Francis, WIOREK Stanislaus, WOJCIECHOWSKI Czeslav Adalbert

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Fordon: In the „Valley of Death” in Fordon, where from 10.10.1939 till 11.11.1939 Germans murdered — as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania — 1,200‑3,000 Poles from Bydgoszcz, mainly from intelligentsia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Tryszczyn: In the vicinity of Tryszczyn (10 km from Bydgoszcz) Germans — as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania — murdered from 09.1939 till 10.1939 approx. 900 inhabitants of Bydgoszcz and surrounding villages. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Gdański forest: Location, near Bydgoszcz, where Germans, during „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia program — murdered a score of Poles. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

IL Bydgoszcz-barracks: Germ. „Internierungslager” (Eng. „Internee camp”) set up on 05.09.1939 — the day Germans took over Bydgoszcz — in 15 Greater Poland Light Artillery Regiment military barracks at 147 Gdańska str. in Bydgoszcz. In 09.1939 only c. 3,500 Poles were jailed there. Prisoners were held in f. stables or f. armory building. They were maltreated and tortured. Some were shot on the spot (c. 28 victims in 09.1939). Next they were sent to concentration camps throughout Germany. Some were taken to mass execution sites in nearby forests and murdered. On 01.11.1939 the camp was moved to f. ammunition warehouses in Jachcice town district. The camp was closed in 12.1939. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.08.14])

sources

personal:
www.filipini.poznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2012.11.23], nspj.bydgoszcz.pl [access: 2013.05.19], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], www.oborniki.com.pl [access: 2015.09.30]
bibliograhical:
„Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981
original images:
nspj.bydgoszcz.pl [access: 2013.05.19], ww2.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2015.09.30], naszaprzeszlosc.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2012.11.23], grant.zse.bydgoszcz.pl [access: 2013.12.04], www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2012.11.23]

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