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

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surname

WOHLFEIL

forename(s)

Robert

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org

diocese / province

Gdańsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org
Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org

date and place of birth

08.01.1889

Koniecwałd (Sztum county)

alt. dates and places of birth

Kuczwały (Toruń county)

ordination
(presbytery)

11.02.1917

positions held

parish priest of St James parish in Kłodawa in Gdańsk county (1932‑9), f. vicar of Free City Gdańsk parishes (St Joseph in Gdańsk, Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary Star of the Sea in Sopot, Gdańsk–Brzeźno), f. vicar of Culm diocese parishes — Brusy (1917‑8), f. PhD student in Swiss Freibourg (from 1913), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Pelplin (1912‑7)

date and place of death

12.06.1940

KL Sachsenhausen

alt. dates and places of death

13.06.1940

cause of death

murder

details of death

At the end of 1930s criticized often German Nazi authorities of the Free State of Gdańsk. In 05.1937 for criticism expressed in a homily fined by Gdańsk court 1,000 Gdańsk guldens. Thus 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 already on 01.09.1939. Jailed in Pruszcz Gdański school — turned by Germans into a temporary jail. Beaten and tortured. From there on c. 25.09.1939 (or earlier on 03‑04.09.1939) transported to Neufahrwasser transit camp where was forced to slave at rubble removal from Westerplatte — place of heroic Polish defense in 09.1939. Next on 11.02.1940 moved to KL Stutthof concentration camp. Repeatedly refused to sign Volksliste — a list of German nationals — what could lead to release from camp. Finally on 09‑10.04.1940 transported to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp where he was tortured and finished of by a camp kapo, Fritz — prob. thrown out of the roof while working at covering it with tar.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

AELTERMANN John Paul, BINNEBESEL Bruno, GÓRECKI Marian, HOEFT Joseph Walter, KOMOROWSKI Bronislaus, MAJEWSKI George, ROGACZEWSKI Francis, SZYMAŃSKI Vladislav, WIECKI Bernard Anthony

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Sachsenhausen (prisoner no: 23398): In KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, set up in the former olympic village from 1936, hundreds of Polish priests were held in 1940, before being transported to KL Dachau. Some of them perished in KL Sachsenhausen. (more on: en.wikipedia.org)

KL Stutthof (prisoner no: 5816): 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, en.wikipedia.org)

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, ofiaromwojny.republika.pl)

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). 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 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: stutthof.org, ofiaromwojny.republika.pl, en.wikipedia.org)

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 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)

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