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  • GÓRALIK John - 03.1940, oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg a. d. Fulda, source: doi.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRALIK John
    03.1940, oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg a. d. Fulda
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    03.1940, oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg a. d. Fulda (J. Góralik second from the right in the fourth row from the bottom)
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surname

GÓRALIK

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

  • GÓRALIK John - Commemorative plague, Cooperative Bank, Jabłonka, source: www.facebook.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGÓRALIK John
    Commemorative plague, Cooperative Bank, Jabłonka
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    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
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    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Cracow archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

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

honorary titles

Expositorii Canonicalis canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

Rochettum et Mantolettum canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

26.10.1942

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

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2016.05.30]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II arrested by the Germans on 02.09.1939 — in retribution for the death during the first day of war of German soldier in Podwilk Germans set alight a dozen or so houses and arrested c. 100 men.

Dragged out straight from the confessional — the only one of the arrested who did not return to his home.

Forcibly marched to Trzciana in Slovakia.

Next interned in POW camps, such as Stalag XVII A Kaisersteinbruch, Oflag X A/Z Itzehoe and from 08.12.1939 Oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg.

From there on 18.04.1940, in contravention of Geneva conventions of 27.07.1929, transported 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

13.06.1889

Chróśćtoday: part of Staniątki village, Niepołomice gm., Wieliczka pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]

alt. dates and places of birth

Staniątkitoday: Niepołomice gm., Wieliczka pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.10.1911 (Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
)

positions held

1935 – 1939

dean {dean.: Orawadeanery name
today: Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

1929 – 1935

deputy dean {dean.: Orawadeanery name
today: Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

1928 – 1939

parish priest {parish: Podwilktoday: Jabłonka gm., Nowy Targ pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Orawadeanery name
today: Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

1927 – 1928

administrator {parish: Podwilktoday: Jabłonka gm., Nowy Targ pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Orawadeanery name
today: Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

c. 1924 – 1927

vicar {parish: KrakówZwierzyniec district
today: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, Most Holy Savior; dean.: Kraków Ideanery name
today: Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
}

1919 – 1923

vicar {parish: Cięcinatoday: Węgierska Górka gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Catherine the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Żywiectoday: Żywiec urban gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
}

1917 – 1919

vicar {parish: Radziechowytoday: Radziechowy–Wieprz gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Żywiectoday: Żywiec urban gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
}

1911 – 1917

vicar {parish: Rychwałdtoday: Gilowice gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2010.08.11]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Żywiectoday: Żywiec urban gm., Żywiec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
}

1907 – 1911

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, Jagiellonian University UJ}

till 1911

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

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BELONClick to display biography Zdislaus Anthony, BRYDACKIClick to display biography Louis, DACHTERAClick to display biography Francis, DRWALClick to display biography Francis, FRANCUZClick 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 Ceslaus Joseph, MICHUŁKAClick to display biography John, MIEGOŃClick to display biography Vladislav, STOPCZAKClick to display biography Marian, SYPERClick to display biography Stanislaus, SZABELSKIClick to display biography Edward, ŚWIDEREKClick to display biography Vladislav, TOMIAKClick to display biography Joseph, TRUSSClick to display biography Boleslaus Cyriac, ZAKRZEWSKIClick to display biography John, ZIEMIAŃSKIClick to display biography Michael Urban, ZIĘBAClick to display biography Adalbert

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 31208Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: 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. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

KL Buchenwald (prisoner no: 1211Click 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: 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
[access: 2019.11.17]
)

Oflag X A/Z Itzehoe: Founded in 01.1939 in Itzehoe in Schleswig–Holstein and operational at least till 01.1941. First five POWs — a Polish general and 4 other officers — were brought in on 08.09.1939. Within next month at least 5 transports arrived at the camp, each with from 40 to 450 Polish soldiers. Altogether c 1,000 POWs were then held in the camp. Among them were 25 Catholic priests of which 21 were subsequently sent to German concentration camps. In mid 01.1941 Polish officers were moved to another POW camp, Stalag X–B Sandbostel. (more on: www.shz.deClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.05.30]
)

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]
)

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