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  • ZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo, source: www.radaopwim.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ZIÓŁKOWSKI

forename(s)

John Leo (pl. Jan Leon)

  • ZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo - Commemorative plaque, cenotaph, parish cemetery, Wieliczka, source: www.akgrot.wieliczka.eu, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo
    Commemorative plaque, cenotaph, parish cemetery, Wieliczka
    source: www.akgrot.wieliczka.eu
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    source: www.lapanow.pl
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  • ZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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  • ZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZIÓŁKOWSKI John Leo
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Cracow archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

02.04.1889

Wola Wieruszycka
Bochnia Cou., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.06.1913 (Cracow cathedral)

positions held

administrator and dean of Jarosław garrison church (1937‑9), head of Military Pastoral Region in Jarosław (1937‑9), f. parish priest of garrison church in Chortkiv (1925‑30), f. senior chaplain at „Podole” Brigade of Borders Defense Corp KOP (1925‑30), f. parish priest of Stanisławów military parish (1925‑30), f. head of Military Pastoral Region in Stanisławów (1925‑30), f. promoter of justice and defender of the marriage bond in Bishop’s Court in Lublin (1924‑5), f. head of Military Pastoral Region in Lublin, Military Pastoral Region in Lithuania in Wilno, Stanisławów, Lida and Grodno garrisons (1922‑4), f. chaplain of Legions’ 1st Infantry Division (1922), military chaplain (from 1919), f. prefect of Urszula Kochanowska Peoples School for Girls in Cracow (1917‑9), f. vicar and prefect of primary school in Babice parish (1913‑7), f. philosophy and theology student of Theological Seminary in Cracow (till 1913)

date and place of death

09.04.1940

Katyn
Smolensk oblast, Russia

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

During Polish–Russian war of 1920 chaplain at 5th Legions Infantry Regiment and of two hospitals in Vilnius. Served till 31.12.1921. In 08.1939 mobilized as the head of pastoral services of 24th Infantry Division of „Karpaty” Army. During German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War parish priest of 24th Infantry Division. Arrested on 17.09.1939, on the road from Tarnopol to Buczacz, in the vicinity of Trembowla, by the Russians. Held in Jarmolińce and Putywl transit camps. On 04.11.1939 jailed in Kozielsk concentration camp. Avoided mass transport of priests of various denominations on Christmas Eve 24.12.1939 (altogether c. 200? priests were moved from Kozielsk, Ostaszków and Starobielsk POW camps — bar one nobody survived and no remains, apart from those subsequently murdered in Katyń were ever found) — was held then for celebrating Holy Mass and worship in a solitary cell. From then on as the only priest held in Kozielsk camp conducted clandestine services to Polish POWs. Finally transported to Katyń execution site and brutally murdered in a genocide (his body was identified).

alt. dates and places of death

07.04.1940, 04.1940

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

ALEKSANDROWICZ Anthony, CHOMA Edward Anthony, CICHOWICZ Nicholas, DRABCZYŃSKI Ignatius Marian (Fr Dominic), FEDOROŃKO Simon, ILKÓW Nicholas, KONTEK Stanislaus, POHORECKI John, POTOCKI John Jozefat, SUCHCICKI Casimir, URBAN Vladislav Michael, SZEPTYCKI Andrew Mary Stanislaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Katyń: From 03.04.1940 till 12.05.1940 Russians in a planned genocide executed in Katyń approx. 4,400 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Kozielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia. There are indications — i.e. 4 so‑called „NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences” of 1939‑40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow — of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular — decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr. Lavrentij Beria, in another German leader’s hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Kozielsk (prisoner no: 1801): In 1939‑40 in Kozielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 4,300 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Katyń. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Putivl: Russian concentration camp set up in 09.1939 for Poles arrested after Russian invasion of Poland and start of the II World War. There are indications that in the camp (now in Ukraine) and its branch in Tiotkine (now in Russia) mass murders of Poles (c. 5,000 victims) took place. From 06.1940 and Russian invasion of Baltic states c. 6,000 officers and policemen from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were held there. Their fate also remains unknown. (more on: www.kresy.pl [access: 2017.01.21])

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])

sources

personal:
www.ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2012.11.23], cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.01.26], www.youtube.com [access: 2017.03.24], episkopat.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.katolicy.eu [access: 2013.05.19], adonai.pl [access: 2013.08.10]
bibliograhical:
„Register of Latin rite Lviv metropolis clergy’s losses in 1939‑45”, Józef Krętosz, Maria Pawłowiczowa, editors, Opole, 2005
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
original images:
www.radaopwim.gov.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.muzeumkatynskie.pl [access: 2017.03.24], www.youtube.com [access: 2017.03.24], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20], www.youtube.com [access: 2017.03.24], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20], www.youtube.com [access: 2017.03.24], www.muzeumkatynskie.pl [access: 2017.03.24], www.akgrot.wieliczka.eu [access: 2017.03.24], www.lapanow.pl [access: 2017.03.24], www.lapanow.pl [access: 2017.03.24], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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