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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

HUWER

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of the Divine Word (ie. Verbite Fathers) (Verbites, Divine Word Missionaries, Steyler Missionaries - SVD)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

„Iron Cross” II classmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.04.25]

date and place of death

09.01.1941

KL Buchenwaldconcentration camp
today: n. Weimar, Weimar city dist., Thuringia state, Germany

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.09]

details of death

During World War I, voluntarily joined in 12.1914 the German (Prussian) army.

Served in the 2nd Silesian 6th Rifle Battalion (Jäger), stationed in Oleśnica, part of the 6th Corps of the German Army.

The initial combat route included fights on the Western Front: 01.01.1915‑31.07.1916 — the trench warfare in the vicinity of Verdun.

In 1915 wounded in the back.

The further combat route covered many fronts: 08.08.1916‑20.04.1916 — fighting in the vicinity of Ternopil in Ukraine; 26.04‑18.11.1917 — fights in Flanders, on the line of Siegfried, on the Meuse and the Moselle; 22.11.1917‑16.02.1918 — mountain battles in the Venetian Alps and Upper Alsace; 17.02‑12.11.1918 — French front; 06.01.1919 — return to the garrison in Oleśnica.

Prob. went through the entire combat trail (although four full compliments of the battalion were killed during the fighting —over 2,500 soldiers).

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, interned by the Germans on 14.03.1940.

Jailed in Bruczków transit camp set–up in his own Congregation's missionary house.

Rejected an offer of voluntary deportation to German–run General Governorate.

On 15.08.1940 transported to KL Buchenwald concentration camp where slaved in quarries and where perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

14.03.1895

Rogówtoday: Gorzyce gm., Wodzisław Śląski pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

religious vows

03.04.1920 (temporary)
29.09.1923 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.05.1925 (Maria EnzersdorfSt Gabriel missionhouse
today: Mödling dist., Lower Austria state, Austria
)

positions held

24.05.1939 – 1940

rector {Bruczkówtoday: Borek Wielkopolski gm., Gostyń pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Holiest Heart of Jesus' Mission House, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}, also: prefect of the clerics

1932 – 1939

treasury officer / procurator {Bruczkówtoday: Borek Wielkopolski gm., Gostyń pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Holiest Heart of Jesus' Mission House, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}, also: farm manager, teacher of mathematics and languages, including Polish, in the Minor Seminary (gymnasium)

1930 – 1932

vice–rector {Blattentoday: Westlich dist., Valais can., Switzerland
more on
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[access: 2022.10.06]
, Mission House, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}, on treatment, in connection with gas poisoning during an experiment in Poznań

1928 – 1930

student {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University (from 1955), University of Poland (1945‑55, 1919‑1939), Royal Academy (1903‑1918)}, also: chaplain of Ursuline Nuns' Congregation house by St Adalbert parish

1926 – 1928

treasury officer / procurator {Górna Grupatoday: Dragacz gm., Świecie pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.02]
, St Joseph's Mission House, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}

1920 – 1926

student {Maria Enzersdorftoday: Mödling dist., Lower Austria state, Austria
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, philosophy and theology, Higher Theological Seminary in St Gabriel Missionhouse, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}

16.03.1919 – 1921

novitiate {Maria Enzersdorftoday: Mödling dist., Lower Austria state, Austria
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, St Gabriel Missionhouse, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}

1914

pupil {Maria Enzersdorftoday: Mödling dist., Lower Austria state, Austria
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Minor Theological Seminary (lyceum) in St Gabriel Missionhouse, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}

03.10.1909 – 17.07.1914

pupil {Nysatoday: Nysa gm., Nysa pow., Opole voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, Minor Theological Seminary (gymnasium) in Holy Cross Mission House, Congregation of Verbite Fathers}

others related in death

BUKOWSKIClick to display biography Leopold, DOMERACKIClick to display biography Joseph, DRWALClick to display biography Francis, DRWĘSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Felician), GLAKOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, HANKEClick to display biography Francis, HAROŃSKIClick to display biography Leo, KULISZClick to display biography Charles, KUPILASClick to display biography Francis, LANGNERClick to display biography Herbert, PANKOWSKIClick to display biography Marian, POLEDNIAClick to display biography Paul, ROGACZEWSKIClick to display biography Adalbert Theophilus, SCHULZClick to display biography Joseph Valentine, SEKRECKIClick to display biography Henry, STOCKClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Buchenwald: 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]
)

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

Bruczków: German transit camp for religious, operational in 1939‑40 in Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) congregation house. 56 Polish priests and12 religious, 58 were consequently transported to KL Buchenwald concentration camp were held there. (more on: www.bruczkow.powiatgostyn.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.23]
)

Intelligenzaktion Schlesien: A planned action of arrests and extermination of Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite in general recorded in a proscription list called „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” — participants of Upper Silesia uprisings, former Polish plebiscite activists, journalists, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants, priests — organised by Germans mainly in 04‑05.1940, aiming at total Germanisation of the region. The relevant decree, no IV–D2–480/40, was issued by the RSHA, i.e. Germ. Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Eng. Reich Security Office), and signed by Heinrich Himmler or Reinhard Heydrich. Some of those arrested were murdered in mass executions, some were deported to the German–run General Governorate, and some were sent to concentration camps. The personal details of 3,047 people deported within two months of 1940 were established. Among the victims were 33 Catholic priests, 22 of whom perished in concentration camps (the clergy were sent — in 5 transports — first to KL Dachau, and then to KL Gusen, where they slaved in quarries). Altogether, the Germans murdered c. 2,000 members of the Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

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 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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