St Sigismund parish
85 Wiślana Str.
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
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Servant of God
George Joseph (pl. Jerzy Józef)
George (pl. Georg)
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diocese / province
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date and place of death
Klontoday: Rozogi gm., Szczytno pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
details of death
On 07.08.1935 arrested in Nysa by National–Socialist German police, together with two other friars.
Held in Nysa and next on 26.08.1935 moved to Moabit prison in Berlin.
Accused of foreign currencies illegal speculation.
On 23.03.1936 fined but released.
On 24.12.1936 return to Nysa to minister as the rector of local mission house.
After closure by German Gestapo in 1941 — two years after the outbreak of the World War II started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — of mission houses in St.
Wendel and St.
Augustin returned to Prussia.
During the final Russian push of the World War II in 1945 joined the evacuation ordered by German command and in late 01.1945 moved north.
There taken over by the victorious Russians.
Forced by Russians to slave work and train carriages' clearances in Korsze, without any food.
From there marched to Gąbina (now Gusiew), where slaved at forest work.
Finally totally exhausted dragged to Wystruć (now Czerniachowsk) concentration camp.
Placed in a camp's hospital barrack.
Beaten up — when stood in defence of a 12 years old boy hit with machine gun butt and suffered prob. from broken ribs — left without food.
Released returned to his Klon parish.
Did not recover though and perished soon after.
cause of death
date and place of birth
Wołownotoday: Jonkowo gm., Olsztyn pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
presbyter (holy orders)/
09/14.02.1909 (Maria EnzersdorfSt Gabriel missionhouse
today: Mödling dist., Lower Austria state, Austria)
others related in death
BLUDAUClick to display biography Bruno, GERIGKClick to display biography Herman, GROSSClick to display biography Bruno, JABLOŃSKIClick to display biography Martin, LANGWALDClick to display biography Charles, PODLECHClick to display biography Ferdinand
camps (+ prisoner no)
Wystruć: Russian transit camp set up in 1945 for German population of East Prussia — one of concentration centers of defeated Germans marked for slave work in Russia. In Wystruć (now: Chernyakhovsk) and in nearby Jurbork c. 60,000 people were held: men, women, girls and old. All were transported — in rail transfers lasting 4‑7 weeks, without hot food, proper sanitation — to Russians slave labour camps. Many perished before reaching destination… (more on: bazhum.muzhp.plClick to attempt to display webpage
Berlin (Moabit): Prison in Berlin at Lehrter Straße, called Germ. Zellengefängnis (Eng. Cell prison), constructed in 1842‑9 by the order of Frederic William IV, King of Prussia. During II World War German army Wehrmacht remand prison, and next German political police Gestapo prison. Place of execution including by beheading. Place of death of many Poles. Shut down in 1957‑8. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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
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