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

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surname

KACZOROWSKI

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Płock diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

15.06.1941

KL Soldauconcentration camp
today: Działdowo, Działdowo urban gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2018.09.02]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 22.10.1939 in his Sadłowo parish.

Jailed in Rypin prison.

Tortured.

Next held in Obory transit camp.

After four months moved to Grudziądz transit camp.

On 15.03.1940 released.

Returned to Sadłowo, forbidden however to exercise any pastoral ministry.

In 12.1940 moved back to his previous parish, Bonisław.

There on 07.03.1941 arrested by the Germans again, together with his sister and local parish priest, Fr Leo Przygódzki.

Transported to KL Soldau concentration camp where perished.

Fr Przygódzki perished as well.

His aforementioned sister survived.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

29.09.1878

Proboszczewicetoday: Joniec gm., Płońsk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.05.1902

positions held

1939 – 1940

parish priest {parish: Sadłowotoday: Rypin gm., Rypin pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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, St John the Baptist; dean.: Rypintoday: Rypin gm., Rypin pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1913 – 1939

parish priest {parish: Bonisławtoday: Gozdowo gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1911

administrator {parish: Mochowotoday: Mochowo gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Sierpctoday: Sierpc urban gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1909 – 1913

parish priest {parish: Borzewotoday: Bożewo, Mochowo gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St James the Apostle; church: St Andrew the Apostle; dean.: Sierpctoday: Sierpc urban gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1904 – 1909

vicar {parish: Dobrzyń nad Wisłątoday: Dobrzyń nad Wisłą gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Dobrzyń nad Wisłątoday: Dobrzyń nad Wisłą gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1902 – 1904

vicar {parish: Ligowotoday: Mochowo gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, St Matthew the Evangelist; dean.: Sierpctoday: Sierpc urban gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

till 1902

student {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „ Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (Eng. Transit Camp for Polish Civilians), prior to transport to other concentration camps. In reality it was used then as a place of extermination of Polish intelligentsia within Germ. Intelligenzaktion genocidal program and extermination of sick and disabled within Aktion T4 program. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

02-03.1941 arrests (Zichenau region): In the night of 17/18.02.1941 and night of 06/07.03.1941 Germans arrested dozens of Catholic priests and nuns from Regierungsbezirk Zichenau, a occupied region belonging to German East Prussia province. All were transported through Płock prison to KL Soldau concentration camp. Among the arrested were two Catholic bishops of Płock diocese, abp Nowowiejski and bp Wetmański. Few priests were murdered in KL Soldau (including both bishops), more later on in other concentration camp, mainly in KL Dachau. Most of the nuns were subsequently released.

Grudziądz: As part of „Intelligenzaktion” — physical extermination of Polish intelligentsia from Pomerania — Germans initially in 1939 jailed Poles is investigative prison in Grudziądz. After it became too small they set‑up a transit camp in a so‑called Borderlands Hostel building at Chopin Str. where they jailed from 4,000 to 5,000 Poles, including c. 150 local priests. Most of them were subsequently murdered in local forests (Księże Góry, Mniszek‑Grupa), some were taken to concentration camps. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.13]
)

Obory: From 30.10.1939 till 22.02.1940 in a Carmelite fathers’ convent Germans held up to 100 Polish priest from Płock and Chełmno dioceses prior to sending them to concentration camp. Most of them perished there. (more on: www.obory.com.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.12.28]
)

Rypin: Prison for Poles run by Germans in 1939 known as „Torture House”. As a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania — Germans jailed there and tortured up to 1,100 victims. They were subsequently murdered either in the prison itself of in mass murder locations in Skrwileńskie and Rusinowskie forests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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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bibliograhical:, „Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002,
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