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surname

PŁOSZEK

forename(s)

Rudolph (pl. Rudolf)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Wrocław archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

05.10.1940

Hnojník
Zaolzie - Cieszyn Silesia, Frýdek-Místek dist., Moravian-Silesian reg., Czechia

details of death

During I World from from 1914 chaplain of Austro–Hungarian army. Taken POW by the Russians. Released in on 01.07.1918. After German ian invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II arrested on 08.09.1939 by the Germans. Interned in Cieszyn military barracks and next in Cieszyn prison. Maltreated and beaten up. Released at the beginning of 10.1939 (or on 26.09.1939) with swollen legs and face. Held in house arrest without the right to say Holy Mass in his church and conduct normal priestly duties. Did not recover and died.

cause of death

exhaustion and disease

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

17.04.1880

Třinec
Zaolzie - Cieszyn Silesia, Frýdek-Místek dist., Moravian-Silesian reg., Czechia

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.07.1907

positions held

1918–1940 — parish priest {parish: Hnojník, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}
secretary {Union of Silesian Catholics; Czechoslovakia}
membership {Polish People's Society}
activist {Polish School Society PMS}
membership {„Silesian Beskids”}
founder {magazine, „Our country”}
1913–1914 — vicar {parish: Hnojník, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}
vicar {parish: Třinec, St Albert of Jerusalem and Our Lady of Sorrows}
vicar {parish: Zarzeczu, All the Saints}
vicar {parish: Ustroń, St Clement}
vicar {Cieszyn Silesia; German parishes}
till 1907 — student {Vidnava, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

ADAMECKI Joseph, BARABASZ John Nepomucene, GALOCZ Clement, KAŁUŻA Francis Matthew, KAŁUŻA Charles, KUKLA Stanislaus, KULA Joseph, OLSZAK Henry, PAŹDZIORA Augustine, SZYMECZEK Frederick, TOMANEK Rudolph, WRZOŁ Louis, KNYPS Louis, MAROSZ John, SOSNA Charles

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Cieszyn: Remand jail run by German political police Gestapo — in the southern part (today: Czech) of town — and investigative prison — in northern (Polish) side, on the other bank of Olza river — run by Germans. In 1940 the prisoners were initially held in Cieszyn jail but next, due to an overcrowding, taken to former Josef and Jacob Kohn furniture manufacturing plant, by Frydecka Str. and Jabłonkowa Str. junction on the southern bank of Olza, where a transit camp was set up. The prisoners — more than 1,000 Poles went through the camp — were interrogated and whipped with horsewhips, prior to being sent to German concentration camps. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.10])

Intelligenzaktion Schlesien: Organised by Germans mainly in 04‑05.1940 planned action of arrests and extermination of Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite in general recorded in a proscription list called „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” — participants of Upper Silesia uprisings, former Polish plebiscite activists, journalists, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants, priests — aiming at total Germanisation of the region. Some of the arrested were executed in mass murders, some where incarcerated in German concentration camps (priests, for instance, were moved to KL Dachau and then to KL Gusen where they slave in quarries) where most did not come back from, some were deported to German‑run General Governorate. Altogether Germans murdered c. 2,000 members of Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — 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 the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether 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 [access: 2016.05.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])

sources

personal:
www.ceeol.com [access: 2017.11.07], turystyka.jaworze.pl [access: 2017.11.07]
original images:
bsip.miastorybnik.pl [access: 2020.05.25], turystyka.jaworze.pl [access: 2017.11.07]

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