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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

CHWALKO

forename(s)

Józef

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Pinsk diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

29.07.1945

Brańsktoday: Brańsk gm., Bielsk Podlaski pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.11]

alt. dates and places of death

30.07.1945, 31.07.1945

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, helped to hide the Jews.

Later led the reconstruction of the church burnt down in 1944 by the withdrawing Germans.

After German defeat and start of Russian occupation in 1944/5 murdered — by a shot to the head during robbery in a pharmacy he stayed in — by a group of local bandits.

Three of the four thugs were subsequently executed by a clandestine resistance unit of a former Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) on the basis of a formal sentence passed on the perpetrators.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Poles

date and place of birth

04.11.1906

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1935

positions held

1935 – 1945

vicar {parish: Brańsktoday: Brańsk gm., Bielsk Podlaski pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Brańsktoday: Brańsk gm., Bielsk Podlaski pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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}, also: prefect of elementary schools

till 1935

student {Pinsktoday: Pinsk dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
, philosophy and theology, St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

sources

personal:
pbc.biaman.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
, www.niedziela.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]

bibliograhical:, „Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981, „Pinsk Diocese in Poland Clergy and Church Register”, Pinsk diocese bishop, 1933‑9, diocesan printing house,
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