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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

TURZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Theodore Emilian (pl. Teodor Emilian)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

honorary canon (Pelpin cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

11.11.1939

Piaśnica
Puck pow., pomorskie voiv., Poland

details of death

During I World War chaplain in the Kriegsmarine — German navy. In 1918‑9 co‑organiser of the Greater Poland Uprising. From 01.06.1919 reserve chaplain of the Polish Army. Member of organizing committee of „Poland’s Marriage with the Baltic Sea” on 10.02.1920 in Puck. In 1920 secretary of State Defense Council, a temporary and extraordinary parliamentary and governmental body enacted in the face of Russian invasion during Polish–Russian war of 1920. After German invasion of Poland (just before Russian invasion) in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested by the Germans on 14.09.1939 and held as hostage, in „Fangrata” coffee house among others. Released after a week (according to other sources after 02.10.1939). On 23.10.1939 summoned to German Gestapo station in Kamienna Góra (Gdynia) and there on 24.10.1939 arrested. Next day on 25.10.1939 imprisoned in Neufahrwasser transit camp. Interrogated and tortured at „Victoriaschule” building in Gdańsk. Forced to slave at rubble removal at Westerplatte. On 02.11.1939 transported to KL Stutthof. From there taken to Piaśnica execution site and murdered.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

11.09.1888

Chełmno
Chełmno pow., kujawsko-pomorskie voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

24.03.1912 (Pelpin cathedral)

positions held

c. 1933–1939 — dean {dean.: Gdynia}, founder of several treatments and builder of several churches in Gdynia
c. 1931–1939 — parish priest {parish: Gdynia–Śródmieście, Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland}
from 1927 — curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Oksywie; church: Gdynia, Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland}
prefect {Gdynia, Dr Theophilus Zegski's Private Coeducational Primary School and Junior High School}
editor {weekly, „Star of the Sea”}
1922–1927 — vicar {parish: Świecie}, prefect
vicar {parish: Grodziczno}
vicar {parish: Czersk}
vicar {parish: Debrzno}
vicar {parish: Rumia}
vicar {parish: Gdańsk–Śródmieście, St Adalbert}

others related in death

ANGRYK Louis, BIEŃKOWSKI John, BLAJER Blase, BŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius, BORYSIAK John, BRODOWSKI John, DUNAJSKI Peter, FIEREK Anastasius, FITTKAU Edmund, GASIŃSKI Louis, GLISZCZYŃSKI John, GŁOWA Czeslav, HEINIG Julius, HOEFT Joseph Walter, JAKUBOWSKI John, JAMRÓG Witold (Fr Henry), JÓŹWIAK Joanna, KALISZ Casimir, KASZUBOWSKI Louis, KITZERMANN Francis, KNITTER Louis, KONEWECKI Joseph, KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), KRĘCKI Anastasius, LABUDA Bronislaus, LEHMANN Joseph, MOJKOWSKI Julian, MÓWIŃSKI Joseph, NIKLEWSKI Felix, OLKIEWICZ Bruno, PIÓRKOWSKI Louis, PRONOBIS Adalbert, PRZYBYSZ Francis, RACKI Czeslav, ROMPCA Leo, SARNOWSKI Robert Joseph, SUDY Charles, SZYNALEWSKI Francis Xavier, SZYPNIEWSKI Vladislav, UGOFOWSKI Francis, WARCZAK Augustine, WĄTRÓBSKI Adalbert, WIELEWSKI Vladislav, WILEMSKI Czeslav Casimir, WILEMSKI Paul Felix, WITKOWSKI Boleslaus, WOHLFEIL Edmund, ZAKRZEWSKI John, ZĄBEK Edmund Leopold, ŻUREK Mieczyslav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Piaśnica: In Piaśnica, from 10.1939 till 04.1940 Germans murdered 12,000‑14,000 Poles from Gdańsk region, mainly Polish intelligentsia, in mass executions. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

KL Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

Neufahrwasser: Neufahrwasser (Gdańsk — Nowy Port) was a transit camp organised by the Germans in 1939 for Polish prisoners, chiefly as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania. Z Neufahrwasser prisoners were being sent to KL Stutthof concentration camp or directly to execution sites. The camp was closed in 04.1940. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04])

Gdańsk (Victoriaschule): On 01‑15.09.1939 in the school building Germans set up a transit camp for Poles arrested in Gdańsk after invasion of Poland. The arrested were tortured and badly maltreated. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04])

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: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04], 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])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: 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.org [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

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