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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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DMOCHOWSKI

forename(s)

Peter Julian (pl. Piotr Julian)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

academic distinctions

theology candidate

honorary titles

prelatemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

prelate/archdeacon of the chaptermore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
(Płock cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

date and place of death

18.02.1941

KL Soldauconcentration camp
today: Działdowo, Działdowo urban gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2018.09.02]

details of death

During Polish–Russian war of 1919‑21, during the Russian offensive, the Russians seized Nasielsk on 13.08.1920.

In the next three days, one of the decisive battles of the war took place over the nearby Wkra River.

The 5th Army of the Polish Army, commanded by Gen.

Vladislaus Sikorski, managed to stop the advance of the troops of the Russian Western Front under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevski, whose aim was to bypass Warsaw from the north.

On 16.08.1920, Polish troops recaptured Nasielsk in bloody battles, which meant the collapse of the Russian offensive in the north and enabled the Polish army to successfully counterattack along the Wieprz river, in a battle known as the Battle of Warsaw („Miracle on the Vistula”).

Before the Russian retreat from Nasielsk, he was stripped by the Russians of his robes and forced — together with his vicar, Fr Vladislaus Turowski, and one more priest — to leave the city. Marched by escaping Russians as far as Białystok (c. 190 km).

There freed by the victorious Polish army, just before a make–shift execution (Polish troops captured Białystok in the bloody battle on 22.08.1920).

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 17.02.1941.

Dragged to Płock prison and then on the same day transported to KL Soldau concentration camp.

Next day murdered by a deathly injection administered by a German guard.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.02.1865

Rosochate Kościelnetoday: Czyżew gm., Wysokie Mazowieckie pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

01.05.1889

positions held

1932 – 1941

pro–synodal judge {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Bishop's Diocesan Court}

1927 – 1941

archdeacon {church: Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Cathedral Chapter}

1927 – 1941

curator {church: Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Archives, Cathedral Chapter}

1920 – 1926

parish priest {parish: Porębatoday: Poręba Średnia, Brańszczyk gm., Wyszków pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Barbara the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Wyszkówtoday: Wyszków gm., Wyszków pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1915 – 1920

dean {dean.: Nasielsktoday: Nasielsk gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1911 – 1920

parish priest {parish: Nasielsktoday: Nasielsk gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Pułtusk / Nasielskdeanery names/seats
today: Masovia voiv., Poland
}

1905 – 1911

parish priest {parish: Broktoday: Brok gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Andrew the Apostle; dean.: Ostrów Mazowieckatoday: Ostrów Mazowiecka gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1904 – 1905

parish priest {parish: Szreńsktoday: Szreńsk gm., Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Mławatoday: Mława urban gm., Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1902 – 1904

administrator {parish: Czarniatoday: Wielgie gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Michael the Archangel; dean.: Lipnotoday: Lipno gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.01]
}

1899 – 1902

spiritual father {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Theological Seminary}

1889 – 1899

professor {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Theological Seminary}, lecturer in philosophy

student {Sankt Petersburgtoday: Saint Petersburg city, Russia, philosophy and theology, Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy (1842‑1918)}

till 1889

student {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

TUROWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, KALISZKAClick to display biography Thaddeus, KLIMKIEWICZClick to display biography Francis, KURDZIELClick to display biography John, KUŚMIERCZYKClick to display biography Anthony, ŁUCZECZKOClick to display biography Emil, MICHALAKClick to display biography Joseph, MODZELEWSKIClick to display biography Adolph, PŁYWACZYKClick to display biography Adalbert, STĘPKOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, SZYDŁOWSKIClick to display biography John

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „ Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (Eng. Transit Camp for Polish Civilians), prior to transport to other concentration camps. In reality it was used then as a place of extermination of Polish intelligentsia within Germ. Intelligenzaktion genocidal program and extermination of sick and disabled within Aktion T4 program. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]
)

Płock: Detention centre and prison run by Germans.

02-03.1941 arrests (Zichenau region): In the night of 17/18.02.1941 and night of 06/07.03.1941 Germans arrested dozens of Catholic priests and nuns from Regierungsbezirk Zichenau, a occupied region belonging to German East Prussia province. All were transported through Płock prison to KL Soldau concentration camp. Among the arrested were two Catholic bishops of Płock diocese, abp Nowowiejski and bp Wetmański. Few priests were murdered in KL Soldau (including both bishops), more later on in other concentration camp, mainly in KL Dachau. Most of the nuns were subsequently released.

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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

sources

personal:
martyrologium.w.interia.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.plock24.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]

bibliograhical:, „Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002, „Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin, Mr Christopher Dmochowski, private correspondence, 15.07.2019,
original images:
martyrologium.w.interia.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, radioolsztyn.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.08.06]

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