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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • WEICHSEL Bruno, source: newsaints.faithweb.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWEICHSEL Bruno
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

WEICHSEL

forename(s)

Bruno (pl. Brunon)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Bruno

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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]

date and place of birth

11.10.1903

Pieniężno
Braniewo Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.02.1927 (Frombork)

positions held

administrator of Zalewo parish (1944‑5), f. secretary, treasurer of the diocesan Curia and Curia councilor in Frombork (from 1937), f. vicar of cathedral parish in Frombork, Malbork (from 1932), Bieniewo, Krekole parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Braniewo (till 1927), f. theology student in Munich and Freiburg im Breisgau

date and place of death

23.01.1945

Zalewo
Iława Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

cause of death

murder

details of death

First time arrested in 1935, by the Germans. Accused of anti–German propaganda in his sermons and of support provided to Polish parishioners. Sentenced to 5.5 months (5.5. years?) in prison. Jailed in Wrocław. Released in 1936. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested on 05.01.1941 by the Germans again. Accused of — together with 4 other priests, including Fr Joseph Steinki — for dissemination of information about murder of Polish priests from Pelplin diocese in 1939. Sentenced to 20 (30?) months in prison. Held in Sztum prison. After release in 1944 forbidden to stay in Braniewo, Święta Siekierka and Lidzbark Warmiński counties. After the final Russian winter offensive of the II World War in 1945, marked by numerous gang rapes, beatings and maltreatment of women by Russians, on the day of Zalewo capture by the Russians massacred with rifle butts and shot at the door to Holy Family chapel where he prayed by Russian soldiers.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

STEINKI Joseph, BREHM William, CHMIELEWSKI John Paul, FUCHS Godfrey, HUHN Paul, KLEMENT Bernard, 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], encyklopedia.warmia.mazury.pl [access: 2018.11.18]
original images:
newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2013.06.23], www.rowery.olsztyn.pl [access: 2018.11.18]

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