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

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  • RADWAŃSKI Joseph John, source: www.rajgrod.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORADWAŃSKI Joseph John
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surname

RADWAŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph John (pl. Józef Jan)

  • RADWAŃSKI Joseph John - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Rajgród, source: umrajgrod.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORADWAŃSKI Joseph John
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Rajgród
    source: umrajgrod.pl
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  • RADWAŃSKI Joseph John - Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża-45, cathedral, Łomża, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORADWAŃSKI Joseph John
    Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża-45, cathedral, Łomża
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  • RADWAŃSKI Joseph John - Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORADWAŃSKI Joseph John
    Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża
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    Commemorative plaque for priests and seminarians from Łomża diocese who perished in 1939-45, cathedral, Łomża
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  • RADWAŃSKI Joseph John - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFORADWAŃSKI Joseph John
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    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

Łomża diocese
more on: www.kuria.lomza.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Polish Catholic Mission in France
Płock diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

10.03.1891

Nowe Bródno - Warsaw

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1916 (Płock)

positions held

vice–dean of Rajgród deanery (till 1940), parish priest of Rajgród parish (1934‑40), f. dean of Polish migrants’ parishes in northern France (1928‑34), f. chaplain of Polish émigrés in Bruey (till 1934) and Nancy (from 1926) parishes, f. vicar of Rzekuń (from 1920), Kadzidło (c. 1918), Płońsk (c. 1918), Mława (c. 1916) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Płock (till 1916)

date and place of death

24.06.1941

(on Minsk-Czerwień road, Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation co‑founded, collaborated with and supported financially Polish clandestine resistance organization Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of future Polish Clandestine State). Head of ZWZ propaganda unit in Augustów region (under „Bywały” nom‑de‑guerre). Summoned by Russians to pay huge tax — contribution — went on 24‑25.09.1940 to Grajewo and there was promptly arrested by Russian NKVD. Inhumanely tortured in Grajewo. Held in Łomża and Minsk prisons. Tortured. On 27.05.1941 „sentenced” by Russian summary court in Minsk to death. Murdered prob. during the „death march” — after German invasion in 06.1941of their erstwhile ally Russia — of Minsk prisoners rushed by Russians east, in Czerwień direction.

alt. dates and places of death

06.1941

Minsk (Belarus)

alt. details of death

According to some reports survived the Minsk prison evacuation in 06.1941 by the Russians and started to march — exhausted and with broken teeth — in the westerly direction, together with c. 7 other men. There apprehended by some Russian army unit — prob. NKVD — loaded onto track and driven eastwards.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

CUDNIK Stanislaus, GOJ John, SZUMOWSKI Marian Richard, SIECZKA Thaddeus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Minsk-Czerwień „death march”: After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, the latter on 24.06.1941 started evacuation of two prisons in Minsk where many Poles, members of Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of future Polish Clandestine State), among others — Lithuanians, Belarusians — were held. Some of the prisoners — altogether a dozen or so thousands — were murdered in Minsk itself. The rest were marched in groups along the road towards Mogilev (c. 200 km). The murderers started from the outset — Russians shot with guns those deemed week. The bodies were left in ditches by the roadside. Czerwień (c. 60 km from Minsk) the column of prisoners — then only c. 2,000 strong — reached after 4 days. There, in a nearby forest, Russians murdered another few hundred of them. Only few dozen survived — thanks to German aerial bombing raid that forced Russians to flee. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners held in Russian controlled prisons in occupied Poland — c. 40,000 prisoners held in Russian NKVD prisons in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and many other individuals. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Kuropaty: In 1940 Russians executed in Kuropaty n. Minsk unknown number of Poles (POWs) — on a so‑called “Kuropaty death list” is assumed 3435 names were recorded — it is not known how many of them perished in Kuropaty. This was a fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals jailed in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust). Kuropaty is the place of death of up to 250,000 of victims (1937—41). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.17], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Minsk: Russian prison. In 1937 site of mass murders perpetrated by the Russians during a „Great Purge”. After Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War place of incarceration of many Poles, In 06.1941, under attack by Germans, Russians murdered there a group of Polish prisoner kept in Central and co‑called American prisons in Mińsk. The rest were driven towards Czerwień in a „death march” (10,000‑20,000 prisoners perished), into Russia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Łomża: During German occupation penal prison run by the Germans, where hundreds of Polish political prisoners were held captive. After Russian arrival prison run by Polish UB, a unit of murderous Russian NKVD. (more on: www.slady.ipn.gov.pl [access: 2014.09.21], www.sztetl.org.pl [access: 2014.09.21])

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])

sources

personal:
gimraj.w.interia.pl [access: 2013.12.04], issuu.com [access: 2015.03.01]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.rajgrod.pl [access: 2013.12.04], gimraj.w.interiowo.pl [access: 2018.02.15], umrajgrod.pl [access: 2018.02.15], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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