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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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Joseph (pl. Józef)


diocesan priest


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

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Vilnius diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
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date and place of death

(Russia territory)

alt. dates and places of death

25.08.1955 (after)

KrasLag labour camp

details of death

During Polish–Russian war of 1919‑20 chaplain of the Polish Army (from 01.04.1919 senior chaplain). After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, moved to Vilnius where collaborated with resistance Polish Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State). After commencement of Russian occupation arrested on 11.07.1946. On 04.04.1947 sentenced to death commuted to 25 years of slave labour. On 03.09.1947 transported to SevVostLag concentration camp, in Magadan region. Later transferred to TayshetLag concentration camp. On 01.01.1951 held in Butyrki prison in Moscow and next in Minsk prison. On 16.06.1951 however transported back to AngarLag concentration camp. On 27.08.1955 moved to an invalid camp in Krasnoyarsk vicinity. Fate thereafter unknown.

cause of death




date and place of birth


Vilnius dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

presbyter (holy orders)/


positions held

till 1946 — chaplain {Vilnius}, prob.
till 1941 — rector {church: Pabradė; dean.: Švenčionys}, prefect
chaplain {Wieluciany, prison}
1919–1920 — chaplain {Polish Army}
chaplain {French Foreign Legion; Africa and Indochina}
from 1911 — administrator {parish: Kwasówka; dean.: Grodno}
1908–1911 — administrator {parish: Wysoki Dwór; dean.: Trakai}
till 1908 — student {Vilnius, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death


murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KrasLag: Russian system of distributed concentration and forced labour camps (part of Gulag penal system) — up to 800‑1,000 prisoners each — centered Kansk and later in Reshot n. Krasnoyarsk, founded in 1938. The prisoners slaved mainly at forest clearances. The mortality rate among prisoners, the majority of which were political, reached in 1938‑9 and 1941‑5 an annual average of 7‑8% (some were executed). Among prisoners were many Lithuanians (from 1941) and Volga river Germans (from 01.1942). In the 2nd half of 1940s many political prisoners from Ukraine and Belarus were brought in. In 1949‑50 most of the prisoners were relocated to other concentration camps, to SibLag in Kazachstan among others, but KrasLag remained operational at least till 1956. Altogether till 1950 at least 100,000 inmates went through KrasLag. (more on: www.memorial.krsk.ru [access: 2020.04.04])

AngarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), by Angara river in Siberia, operational in 1947‑60. Up to 44,000 prisoners slaved at road construction, wood clearances and in factories. (more on: www.gulag.memorial.de [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.05.01])

TayshetLag: In Tajszet, in Irkuck region in Siberia, there was a number of GULAG camps — among them OzerLag and Angartroy — where prisoners slaved mainly at forest clearances. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], www.taishet.ru [access: 2013.08.10])

SevVostLag: Set of Russian concentration camps (sub‑camps) of forced slaved labour (for most of the time part of part of „Dalstroy” mining company controlled by genocidal NKVD organization, also part of Gulag penal system), in Kołyma region, where in gold and other minerals' mines up to 200,000 prisoners where held at the peak. The prisoners were transported on ships to Magadan port in Magadan oblast on the Sea of Okhotsk, an entry point to the SevVostLag, prior to be sent to target sub‑camps. Up to 6 mln of the perished in Kołyma in 1931/2‑53. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2019.05.30])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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])


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