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Roman Catholic
St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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    03.1940, oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg a. d. Fulda (L. Brydacki eleventh from the right in the third row from the bottom)
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surname

BRYDACKI

forename(s)

Louis (pl. Ludwik)

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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ CRmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Resurrectionist Fathers)

diocese / province

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

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Canon Law

honorary titles

Gold „Cross of Meritmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place
of death

03.10.1942

KL Dachauconcentration camp
today: Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria state, Germany

more on
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[access: 2016.05.30]

alt. dates and places
of death

04.10.1942

details of death

On 20.08.1929 appointed reserve chaplain of the Polish Armed Forces.

In 1939 ministered as a military chaplain in Maladzyechna providing pastoral services for Maladzyechna, Ashmyany and Valozhyn garrisons in of the Polish Armed Forces.

During mobilization of 08.1939 confirmed as chaplain of 86th Infantry Regiment in 19th Infantry Division, part of „Prussia” Army, stationed in Helenovo (today part of Maladzyechna), prob. in captain rank. With his Regiment reached concentration point n. Łowicz.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, on 05.09.1939 took part with his regiment in defense of Piotrków Trybunalski, where his regiment suffered great losses and was crushed by the Germans. Then took part in defensive battles during the retreat towards the Vistula River. At Przysucha, however, the remnants of the organized units of his Regiment were attacked by the overwhelming German forces, and by the decision of the commanders were disbanded. Only a few groups of soldiers made it across the Vistula.

Prob. reached Kielce, where his cousin lived. The Germans captured the city on 06‐07.09.1939. At the end of 09.1939 was arrested.

Initially held in the officer POW camp Oflag IV B Königstein, from where on 09.12.1939 was transported to Oflag IX C in Rottenburg n. Fulda, where the Germans gathered most of the Polish military chaplains.

From there on 18.04.1940, in contravention of Geneva conventions of 27.07.1929, transported as a POW prisoner to KL Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally on 06‐07.07.1942 to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

25.08.1894

Sandomierztoday: Sandomierz urban gm., Sandomierz pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

05.05.1918 (Sandomierz cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1939

parish priest — Maladzyechnatoday: Maladzyechna dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ Command of the Corps District DOK No. III Grodno, Polish Armed Forces ⋄ St Francis of Assisi RC military parish ⋄ St Joseph RC garrison church — also: chaplain of the Mołodeczno Garrison and the 86th Infantry Regiment stationed there, then prob. head of pastoral services (dean) of the 19th Infantry Division; perhaps also, just before the outbreak of World War II, promoted to senior chaplain of the Polish Armed Forces, with the rank of major, as some sources seem to suggest

1936 – 1939

parish priest — Radomtoday: Radom city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ Command of the Corps District DOK No. I Warsaw, Polish Armed Forces ⋄ St Stanislav the Bishop and Martyr RC military parish — also: chaplain of the Radom Garrison, where the Denis Czachowski's 72nd Infantry Regiment was stationed

1931 – 1936

parish priest — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ Command of the Corps District DOK No. I Warsaw, Polish Armed Forces ⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC military parish — also: chaplain of the Łomża garrison and the 33rd Infantry Regiment stationed there

12.06.1934

RC military chaplain — Polish Armed Forces — commissioned, verified with seniority from 01.10.1929, in the rank of captain

17.09.1929 – 1931

parish priest — Lidatoday: Lida dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ garrison, Command of the Corps District DOK No. III Grodno, Polish Armed Forces ⋄ St Ignatius Loyola RC military parish — earlier, on 29.08.1929, called up for active service and appointed a reserve chaplain of the Polish Armed Forces, with seniority from 01.02.1929

1928 – 1929

vicar — Waśniówtoday: Waśniów gm., Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ St Peter and St Paul the Apostles RC parish ⋄ Kunówtoday: Kunów gm., Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1928

leaving — Resurrectionists CR

c. 1927

friar — Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ General House (at Via di San Sebastianello), Resurrectionists CR

c. 1925 – c. 1926

novitiate — Krakówtoday: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ Private Philosphy and Theology Study /till 1901 at 17‐19 St Philip Str. (Kleparz), from 1901 at 4 Stradomska Str. (Stradom)/ (at 8 Łobzowska Str.), Resurrectionists CR

1925

accession — Krakówtoday: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ Resurrectionists CR

1922 – 1925

vicar — Przysuchatoday: Przysucha gm., Przysucha pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St John of Nepomuk the Martyr RC parish ⋄ Skrzynnotoday: Wieniawa gm., Przysucha pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
RC deanery — also: prefect of the Private Coeducational Pro–gymnasium of the Society for the Promotion of Education and of the primary school (from 1923)

1921 – 1922

student — Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ canon law, „Angelicum[i.e. Lat. Pontificia Universitas Studiorum a Sancto Thoma Aquinate in Urbe (Eng. Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas) (today) / Lat. Pontificium Institutum Internationale (Eng. Pontifical International Institute) (1926‐1963) / Lat. Pontificium Collegium (Eng. Pontifical College) (1906‐1926) / Lat. Collegium (Eng. College) (until 1906)] — postgraduate specialised studies, crowned with a bachelor's degree

1919 – 1921

notary — Sandomierztoday: Sandomierz urban gm., Sandomierz pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ Diocesan Curia ⋄ Diocesan Curia

1919 – c. 1921

vicar — Sandomierztoday: Sandomierz urban gm., Sandomierz pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC cathedral parish ⋄ Sandomierztoday: Sandomierz urban gm., Sandomierz pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.29]
RC deanery

1918 – 1919

chaplain — Kobylanytoday: Opatów gm., Opatów pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]
⋄ RC chapel (in St Vincent de Paul Sisters of Mercy hospital)Strzyżowicetoday: Opatów gm., Opatów pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]
, St Bartholomew the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Opatówtoday: Opatów gm., Opatów pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1918

vicar — Iwaniskatoday: Iwaniska gm., Opatów pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ St Catherine the Virgin and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Opatówtoday: Opatów gm., Opatów pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1912 – 1918

student — Sandomierztoday: Sandomierz urban gm., Sandomierz pov., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

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BELONClick to display biography Zdislav Anthony, DACHTERAClick to display biography Francis, DRWALClick to display biography Francis, FRANCUZClick to display biography John, GÓRALIKClick to display biography John, JĘDRYSIKClick to display biography Severin (Fr Vincent), KLARZAKClick to display biography Joseph, KRYŃSKIClick to display biography Adolph, LISSOWSKIClick to display biography Ceslav Joseph, MICHUŁKAClick to display biography John, MIEGOŃClick to display biography Vladislav, STOPCZAKClick to display biography Marian, SYPERClick to display biography Stanislav, SZABELSKIClick to display biography Edward, ŚWIDEREKClick to display biography Vladislav, TOMIAKClick to display biography Joseph, TRUSSClick to display biography Boleslav Cyriac, ZAKRZEWSKIClick to display biography John, ZIEMIAŃSKIClick to display biography Michael Urban, ZIĘBAClick to display biography Adalbert

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KL Dachau (prisoner no: 31194Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main German Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) KL for Catholic priests and religious during World War II: On c. 09.11.1940, Reichsführer‐SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and German police, as a result of the Vatican's intervention, decided to transfer all clergymen detained in various concentration camps to KL Dachau camp. The first major transports took place on 08.12.1940. In KL Dachau Germans held approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. The priests were forced to slave labor in the Germ. „Die Plantage” — the largest herb garden in Europe, managed by the genocidal SS, consisting of many greenhouses, laboratory buildings and arable land, where experiments with new natural medicines were conducted — for many hours, without breaks, without protective clothing, no food. They slaved in construction, e.g. of camp's crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer, especially acute in 1941‐1942. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub‐camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.deClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
, en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

KL Buchenwald (prisoner no: 459Click to display biography): In German Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) 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.deClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
, en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
)

Oflag IX C Rotenburg an der Fulda: German POW prisoner of war camp for officers in Rotenburg an der Fulda in Hesse. C. 60‐70 Polish Catholic priests, most of them military chaplains, captured by the Germans in 09.1939 during German invasion of Poland, were held POW there from 12.1939. In preparations for invasion of France all on 18.04.1940 were sent — in contravention of Geneva conventions of 27.07.1929 — to KL Buchenwald concentration camps. From 06.1940 Germ. Zweiglager (Eng. sub‐camp) of Oflag IX A/H Spangenberg and renamed Oflag IX A/Z. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Oflag IV B Königstein: German POW camp for Polish officers, established in the Königstein fortress in Saxony, built in the 18th century by the Polish king, Augustus II the Strong. Almost all captured Polish army commanders were held captive there in the camp. After the defeat of France in 05.1940, French officers were interned there, while the Poles were transported to the Oflag VIIA Murnau (officers) and Oflag VIII E Johannisbrunn (generals) POW camps. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick 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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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