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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ZUSKE

forename(s)

Stanislaus Witold (pl. Stanisław Witold)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org
Gniezno-Poznań archdiocese
more on: www.archpoznan.pl

date and place of birth

23.09.1903

Pierzchno (Poznań county)

ordination
(presbytery)

20.02.1932 (Poznań cathedral)

positions held

prefect of Polish Gymnasium in Kwidzyn, then in Germany (1938‑9), f prefect of the Hugo Kołłątaj Gymnasium for Boys in Krotoszyn (1932‑8), f. vicar of Krotoszyn parish (from 1932), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Poznań (till 1932)

date and place of death

12.08.1942

Hartheim

alt. dates and places of death

04.09.1942 („official” date)

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

details of death

Arrested by the Germans on 25.08.1939 (before onset of II World War hostilities) — together with teachers and students of Polish Gymnasium in Kwidzyn — and jailed in psychiatric institution in Tapiau and next in Grünhoff n. Królewiec. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War transported on 21.09.1939 to KL Hohenbruck concentration camp. Next moved via Neufahrwasser transit camp to KL Stutthof concentration camp and from there on 09‑10.04.1940 to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp. On 14.12.1940 transported again, this time to KL Dachau concentration camp — there subjected to murderous „medical experiments”: e.g. cyclic freezing in ice water and then thawing. Finally — totally exhausted — transported in a so‑called „invalid transport” to Hartheim and murdered in a gas chamber.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

ANDRZEJCZAK Stanislaus, BUKOWY Stanislaus, DACHTERA Francis, FELCZAK Stanislaus, GLISZCZYŃSKI Francis, JANECKI Mieczyslav, KAŁUŻA Joseph, KŁOCZKOWSKI Mieczyslav John, KOCOT Joseph Francis, KOŁODZIEJ Stanislaus, KONOPIŃSKI Marian Vaclav, KULASIŃSKI Leo, LEŚNIEWICZ Louis, LIGUDA Paul Louis, LIS Thomas, ŁAGODA Leo, NOWICKI Casimir, PAJDO Francis, RYGUS Leo, SEJBUK Czeslav, SEWIŁŁO Stanislaus, STABRAWA Joseph, STACHOWSKI Bruno, STOPCZAK Marian, TRZASKOMA John

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Schloss Hartheim: In Hartheim Euthasia Center, as part of „Aktion T4”, the victims — underdeveloped mentally — were murdered by Germans in gas chambers. In 04.1941 Germans expanded the program to include prisoners held in concentration camps. Most if not all religious from KL Dachau were taken to Hartheim in so called „transports of invalids” (denoted as „Aktion 14 f 13”) — prisoners sick and according to German standards „unable to work” — from KL Dachau concentration camp (initially under the guise of a transfer to a „better” camp). (more on:  pl.wikipedia.org)

Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. (more on:  pl.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org)

Medical experiments: Criminal medical experiments conducted by German specialists on concentration camp inmates. Among tests, in KL Dachau, KL Auschwitz, KL Buchenwald and other camps, performed by German murderers were malaria injections, liver tests, injections of tuberculosis, typhoid, phlegmon germs, flying tests (in pressure chambers), blood crystallization and coagulation tests, hypothermia, sterilization, starvation tests, etc. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 22313): KL Dachau was the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments”. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de, en.wikipedia.org)

KL Sachsenhausen: 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: 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)

Hohenbruck: German concentration camp and forced labour camp, mainly for Poles, in operation in 1939‑44/5 in East Prussia, n. Konigsberg. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org)

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: pl.wikipedia.org, 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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