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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    XIX c., feretory
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    XIX c., feretory
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • HERTEL George; source: Fr Andrew Hanich, „Opole Silesia clergy martyrology during II World War”, Opole 2009, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOHERTEL George
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surname

HERTEL

forename(s)

George (pl. Jerzy)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

George (pl. Georg)

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    Grave, cemetery, Our Lady of Sorrows and St Adalbert church, Opole
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Wrocław archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

German

date and place of death

24.01.1945

Opole
Opole city pow., Opole voiv., Poland

details of death

During Russian winter offensive of 1945 that led to the end of military conflict of the II World War, started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, Russians captured part of Opole on the right bank of Odra river on 24.01.1945. On the same day stood up in defense of violated women — and perished in the hospital where he took care of 7 older nuns with whom he voluntarily decided to stay on and did not evacuate (or in the rectory). Russian soldiers entered the building and on finding out he was a German shot him on the spot.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

23.10.1901

Świdnica
Świdnica urban gm., Świdnica pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

28.10.1901

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

30.01.1927 (Wrocław cathedral)

positions held

from 1936 — prefect {Opole, high school — Oberschule — for girls and boys}
from 1936 — prefect {Opole, high school — Oberschule — for girls and boys}
from 1936 — resident {parish: Opole, Our Lady of Sorrows and St Adalbert}
1935–1936 — prefect {Brzeg, state gymnasium}
till 1935 — prefect {Świdnica, Ursuline nuns's schools}
prefect {Karłowice–Wrocław, Ursuline nuns' high school — Oberschule — group}
c. 1928 — student {Wrocław, Roman (French) languages, pedagogics, psychology, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}
till 1927 — student {Wrocław, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}

others related in death

RUDZKI Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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. „The 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.ssb24.pl [access: 2013.05.19], studylib.es [access: 2019.02.02], opole.gosc.pl [access: 2021.04.02]
original images:
skgd.pl [access: 2021.04.02]

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