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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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surname

GEPPERT

forename(s)

Ignatius (pl. Ignacy)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)more on
www.archpoznan.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

date and place
of death

21.07.1942

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

more on
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[access: 2016.05.30]

details of death

In the first months of the‑born Poland in 11‑12.1918 involved in founding and activities of Polish Peoples' Council in Mogilno.

During Polish–Russian war of 1919‑1921 chaplain of the Polish Army — a liaison officer at Chief Command of the Polish Army and Field Bishop's Curia in Warsaw.

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II arrested on 15.09.1939 (according to other sources already on 02.09.1939) by the Germans.

Jailed in Albatros transit camp in Piła.

Next on 21‑23.09.1939 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

Three days later, on 26/27.09.1939 transported to KL Buchenwald concentration camp slaved in quarries.

Finally on 06‑08.12.1940 taken back to KL Dachau where perished at slave work toiling the local fields.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

20.01.1884

Padniewotoday: Mogilno gm., Mogilno pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

22.01.1911 (Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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)

positions held

1921 – 1939

parish priest — Nakło nad Noteciątoday: Nakło nad Notecią gm., Nakło nad Notecią pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]
⋄ St Lawrence the Deacon and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Nakło nad Noteciątoday: Nakło nad Notecią gm., Nakło nad Notecią pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]
RC deanery

chaplain — Bydgoszcztoday: Bydgoszcz city pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.20]
⋄ prison

1919 – 1921

RC military chaplain — Polish Armed Forces — prob. in the rank of major

1915 – c. 1919

vicar — Pakośćtoday: Pakość gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Bonaventure Bishop and Confessor RC parish ⋄ Żnintoday: Żnin gm., Żnin pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.20]
RC deanery

1912 – 1915

vicar — Inowrocławtoday: Inowrocław gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor RC parish (main parish)Inowrocławtoday: Inowrocław gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

chaplain — Inowrocławtoday: Inowrocław gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ scouting movement

1912

vicar — Ostrowo nad Gopłemtoday: także: Ostrowo, Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland ⋄ St Matthew the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Kruszwicatoday: Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1911 – 1912

vicar — Strzelnotoday: Strzelno gm., Mogilno pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ Holy Trinity RC parish ⋄ Kruszwicatoday: Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1911

vicar — Ostrowo nad Gopłemtoday: także: Ostrowo, Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland ⋄ St Matthew the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Kruszwicatoday: Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1911

vicar — Parchanietoday: Dąbrowa Biskupia gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Gniewkowotoday: Gniewkowo gm., Inowrocław pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]
RC deanery

till 1911

student — Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Archbishop's Practical Theological Seminary (Lat. Seminarium Clericorum Practicum)

student — Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Archbishop's Theological Seminary (Collegium Leoninum)

historian and writer, co‑founder and editor of „Bydgosz Review” (1933‑1939), author of several essays, including „Democratic–national party in the light of Catholic teaching”, „Life and deeds of St Adalbert”, „The history of the land of Nakło until the first partition of Poland”, Nakło 1926, collections of homilies „Died and was buried”, „Sketches from Lent reflections

murder sites
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KL Dachau (prisoner no: 35806,21861Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp 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. 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: 35806, 2630Click to display biography): In 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]
)

ZL Albatros: German transit Germ. Zivilgefangenenlager (Eng. camp for civilians) in Piła, operational in 09‑12.1939, mainly for Polish teachers and religious, who were treated especially rough, before transporting them to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp, and for Jews. Prisoners were forced to slave in German manufacturing plants and local farms. Altogether more than 500 Poles were held captive there. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.11.17]
)

«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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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 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 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]
)

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
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

Polish-Russian war of 1919—1921: 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]
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Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑1919 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.08.14]
)

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