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st Sigismund
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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religious status

Servant of God

surname

BALCAREK

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
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

30.12.1912

Karwina

alt. dates and places of birth

12.12.1912

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

25.12.1939 (Katowice cathedral)

positions held

vicar of Szarlej parish (1945‑6), f. vicar of Skoczów parish (1945), f. vicar–substitute of Górki Wielkie parish (1940‑3), f. vicar of Pruchna, Jabłonkowo, Ustroń parishes, f. theology student at Theological Department of Jagiellonian University in Cracow (till 1939) , f. theology and philosophy student at Higher Theological Seminary in Cracow (1937‑9), f. theology and philosophy student at Higher Theological Seminary in Kielce (1933‑7)

date and place of death

23.05.1946

Ustroń

cause of death

exhaustion and disease

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War member of Polish clandestine resistance organizations Armed Struggle Union ZWZ and Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State). Arranged help for repressed Polish families. Despite a ban delivered sermons in Polish. Provided shelter and support to ZWZ and AK couriers. Hid and provided shelter to wanted by the Germans members of ZWZ and AK. Arrested by the Germans on 11.11.1943. Jailed in Cieszyn and Mysłowice prisons. Next transferred to KL Buchenwald concentration camp. Liberated in 1945. Totally exhausted returned to his diocese. Did not recover though and soon perished.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Buchenwald: In KL Buchenwald concentration camp, founded in 1937 and operational till 1945, Germans held c. 238,380 prisoners and murdered approx. 56,000 of them, among them thousands of Poles. Prisoners were victims of pseudo–scientific experiments, conducted among others by Behring–Werke from Marburg and Robert Koch Institute from Berlin companies. They slaved for Gustloff in Weimar and Fritz–Sauckel companies manufacturing armaments. To support Erla–Maschinenwerk GmbH in Leipzig, Junkers in Schönebeck (airplanes) and Rautal in Wernigerode Germans organized special sub–camps. In 1945 there were more than 100 such sub–camps. Dora concentration camp was initially one of them, as well as KL Ravensbrück sub–camps (from 08.1944). On 08.04.1945 Polish prisoner, Mr Guido Damazyn, used clandestinely constructed short wave transmitter to sent, together with a Russian prisoner, a short message begging for help. It was received and he got a reply: „KZ Bu. Hold out. Rushing to your aid. Staff of Third Army” (American). Three days later the camp was liberated. (more on: www.buchenwald.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Mysłowice: Detention centre run by Germans.

Cieszyn: German penal institution and investigative prison. In 1940 the prisoners were initially held in Cieszyn jail to be taken to Kohn factory transit camp before being trasported out to other places. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.10])

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:
www.encyklo.pl [access: 2014.01.06], newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2014.01.06]
original images:
www.encyklo.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.bsip.miastorybnik.pl [access: 2017.11.07], forum.gazeta.pl [access: 2014.03.21]

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