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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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Casimir (pl. Kazimierz)


diocesan priest


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

diocese / province

Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Płock diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death


KL Auschwitz
Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death

1942, 23.03.1942 (spring)

Zgierz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
Kościelna Wieś
Pleszew pow., Greater Poland 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, arrested by the Germans on 04.03.1941 in Dobrzec, together with his vicar, Fr Michael Gorajecki and few of his parishioners, including sacristian and organist. Jailed in Kalisz prison. Sentenced to death by a German Sondergericht summary court in Kalisz, for weapons possession (in fact owned by a local German gendarme). Moved to Radogoszcz prison. From there prob. on 02.05.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where perished — according to some sources murdered in a gas chamber with a group of Jews.

alt. details of death

According to other sources executed in a forest n. Zgierz. According to yet another in Kościelna Wieś n. Kalisz.

cause of death

mass murder



date and place of birth


Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/


positions held

1938–1941 — parish priest {parish: Dobrzec}
1936–1938 — parish priest {parish: Jeziorsko}
1931–1936 — parish priest {parish: Broniszewo}
1925–1931 — parish priest {parish: Chwalborzyce}
prefect {Dąbie on Ner, lower junior high school}
1925 — vicar {parish: Szreńsk}
1923–1925 — prefect {Rypin, Coeducational Secondary School and a primary school}
1921–1923 — prefect {Maków Mazowiecki, junior high school(s)}
till 1921 — student {Płock, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

BARTCZAK Vladislav (Bro. Theodore), BINIEWICZ John, GOŁĘBIOWSKI Joseph, GORAJECKI Michael, HERBICH Henry Joseph Adam, ŁOPUSZYŃSKI Casimir Roman, MAKOWSKI Francis (Bro. Simon), MIROCHNA Steven Marian (Fr Julian), MOŻEJKO Joseph (Bro. Albert Mary), NIEWĘGŁOWSKI Stanislaus, NOWACKI Octavian Mieczyslav Boleslaus, ZABOROWICZ Stanislaus, ZAWADZKI Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz: German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

EtG Radegast: Resettlement camp (as part of German resettlement „program” for Poles in 1939), then co–functioning with transit–concentration camp (during genocidal German Intelligenzaktion Litzmannstadt in 1939‑40), finally changed into Germ. Erweitertes Polizeigefängnis (Eng. Expanded Police prison), in Radogoszcz n. Łódź, operational from 1939 till 1945, for Poles from Łódź region. Probably in excess of 40,000 people were held there. For religious this was a transit camp before transfer to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Kalisz: German political police Gestapo detention centre and prison organized by Germans in the building of a former public school at contemporaty 3rd May Str. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

03.1941 arrests (Kalisz): In 02‑03.1941 in Kalisz and vicinity Germans conducted mass arrests of Poles (c. 400 people), under the pretext of a beating of German policeman local Polish population was blamed of. Among the apprehended were people (c. 85) suspected of participation in Polish clandestine resistance National Unity Organisation OJN, belonging to National Fighting Organization NOB (part of Polish Clandestine State). Among those arrested on 04‑06.03.1941 were at least 9 priests and 4 religious friars and many of their parishioners. At least two of them were subsequently tried by German Sondergericht (Eng. special court) and sentenced to death. 204 prisoners among whom 65 were linked to OJN activities were on 02.05.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. Only 34 survived. All the arrested priests and friars perished. In retribution Germans prohibited activities of Conventual Franciscans in Warthegau province (Greater Poland). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.03.14], www.info.kalisz.pl [access: 2016.03.14])

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])


www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], rcmonitor.cz [access: 2018.02.15], www.straty.pl [access: 2019.10.30]
„Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947


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