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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

JANKOWSKI

forename(s)

Alphonse (pl. Alfons)

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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]

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

date and place
of death

17.11.1943

KL Posenconcentration camp
today: Poznań, Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

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

alt. dates and places
of death

AL Posen‐Lenzingeneducation” slave labour camp
today: Żabikowo‐Luboń, Poznań pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.08.03]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, during German occupation, vicar and next after Fr Joseph Gorgolewski's arrest on 20.04.1940 administrator of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Poznań, one of the two left open for Poles by the Germans.

Organised extensive charity network, helping persecuted Catholic priests, families whose members got arrested, sent to concentration camps or deported to German‐run General Governorate.

Collaborated among others with Sr Mary Wiśniewska.

From 1940 chaplain of the clandestine Armed Struggle Union ZWZ, under nom‐de‐guerre „Alzo”.

Later chaplain of the clandestine resistance Home Army AK (successor of ZWZ, part of Polish Clandestine State).

Arrested on 29.01.1943 together with c. 30 other members of clandestine ZWZ‐AK.

Interrogated in Gestapo jail in Soldiers' House in Poznań and held in KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp.

There tortured and murdered.

alt. details of death

According to other version murdered in AL Posen‐Lenzingen penal camp, a successor of KL Posen concentration camp: locked in an open cage from barbed wire, left for 10 hours in a freezing weather, then laid down on ice and doused with cold water.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

23.09.1907

Berlintoday: Berlin state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2020.07.31]

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

10.06.1933 (Poznań cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1940 – 1943

administrator — PoznańSt Lazarus neighborhood
today: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows RC parish ⋄ Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1937 – 1940

vicar — PoznańSt Lazarus neighborhood
today: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows RC parish ⋄ Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1935 – 1937

vicar — PoznańWiniary neighborhood
today: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ St Stanislav Kostka the Confessor RC parish ⋄ Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1933 – 1934

vicar — Krobiatoday: Krobia gm., Gostyń pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor RC parish ⋄ Krobiatoday: Krobia gm., Gostyń pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery

1930 – 1933

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)

1928 – 1930

student — Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ philosophy, Archbishop's Theological Seminary

others related
in death

GORGOLEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, WIŚNIEWSKAClick to display biography Mary

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) KL Posen, and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‐9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: www.wmn.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.27]
)

Poznań (Soldiers's House): From 12.09.1939 a Poznań prison for Poles, mainly those suspected of clandestine resistance activities, run by German Gestapo. Famed torture and interrogation centre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

AL Posen‐Lenzingen: German detention‐penal Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. corrective labour camp) in Luboń‐Żabikowo — c. 10 km from Poznań city center, in Greater Poland historical region, after start of German occupation in 1939 in German province Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland — functioning from 04.1943 till 1945, taking over the role of KL Posen concentration camp. Approx. 40,000 prisoners, mainly Polish intelligentsia, members of underground clandestine independence organizations and Russian POWs, were held captive. Most of them perished in the camp (some in mass executions). (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
, issuu.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.23]
)

Deportations from niem. Reichsgau Wartheland: After defeating Poland in 1939 a new province was created in Germany, Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland (Eng. Warta German Region) and defined as „indigenous German”, although in 1939 Germans constituted less than 10% of the total population there. In the same 1939, the national‐socialist leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, announced the need to move Germans from the East to the Reich, mainly to the Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland. Another German leader, Robert Ley, stated, „In 50 years there will be a thriving German country where there will be neither a Pole nor a Jew! If someone asks me where they will be, I will answer: I don't know. In Palestine or in the Sahara desert, I don't care. But German people will live here!” Deportations began. By the end of 1939, c. 80 railway transports were sent to the General Governorate — a total of 87,883 people, mainly Poles and Jews. By 03.1941, over 280,000 people had been displaced. The deported had the right to take with them 12‐30 kg per person. They were given half an hour to pack. Over 60,000 Germans from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, later from other regions, were brought in to replace them. In 1941, c. 70,000 remaining Jewsa were displaced. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.11.20]
)

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 Stanislav 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]
)

sources

personal:
www.filipini.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, issuu.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]

bibliographical:
Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‐1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‐V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‐1981
original images:
issuu.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
, zabikowo.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.01.06]

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