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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KRYSIAK

forename(s)

Andrew (pl. Andrzej)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Płock diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Theology MA

honorary titles

honorary canonmore on
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[access: 2014.11.14]
(Pułtusk collegiate)

date and place of death

04.1940

Komornicki foresttoday: Działdowo gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

alt. dates and places of death

1940 (spring)

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

During World War I (1914‑8) with the staff of Teachers' School in Wymyślin–Skępe to Russia evacuated — during withdrawal of c. 3 mln Russians after defeat with German–Austrian forces at battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 — deep into Russia.

There ministered as a prefect and teacher among Polish emigrants.

To his homeland returned after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia and the German–Austro–Hungarian–Russian peace treaty in Brest on 03.03.1918, right before Poland regained independence.

On 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans.

In the formal justification of the arrest, found in the German files, the as always strict and bureaucratic Germans wrote: „He is known for his hostile attitude towards Germany.

After the present territories were captured by our troops, he raised the Polish flag.

It was decided to look after him in the camp”.

Jailed in Janowo, and from there transported — together with local parish priest, Fr. Vladislaus Biały — to Działdowo and on 15.11.1939 to Springborn camp (in Stoczek Warmiński Franciscan monastery).

From there in 12.1939 transported to KL Hohenbruch concentration camp.

On 17.03.1940 transported to KL Soldau concentration camp (then operated as DL Soldau, i.e. transit camp) and murdered: tortured and executed.

In the White Book it is assumed that was murdered in a nearby Komorniki forests in a mass execution during genocidal Germ. „Intelligenzaktion”, extermination of Polish ruling classes and intelligentsia.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

23.11.1881

Brwilnotoday: Stara Biała gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1906

positions held

1938 – 1939

parish priest {parish: Dzierzgowotoday: Dzierzgowo gm., Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Przasnysztoday: Przasnysz urban gm., Przasnysz pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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}

1918 – 1921

dean {dean.: Chorzeletoday: Chorzele gm., Przasnysz pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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}

1918 – 1938

parish priest {parish: Chorzeletoday: Chorzele gm., Przasnysz pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Holy Trinity; dean.: Chorzele / Przasnyszdeanery names/seats
today: Masovia voiv., Poland
}

1908 – 1915

prefect {parish: Skępetoday: Skępe gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary; Wymyślintoday: part of Skępe, Skępe gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Teachers' Seminary; dean.: Sierpctoday: Sierpc urban gm., Sierpc pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1906 – 1908

prefect {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Polish School Society's gymnasium}

1903 – 1906

student {Sankt Petersburgtoday: Saint Petersburg city, Russia, philosophy and theology, Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy (1842‑1918)}

1900 – 1903

student {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

BIAŁYClick to display biography Vladislav, CIBOROWSKIClick to display biography Thaddeus, KURACHClick to display biography Anthony, LATARSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MORAWSKIClick to display biography Michael, PAWLAKClick to display biography Anthony, ROGIŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph Stanislaus, STEFAŃCZYKClick to display biography Faustinus, WĄDOŁOWSKIClick to display biography Francis, BAGDZIŃSKIClick to display biography Mieczyslav, CHWIŁOWICZClick to display biography Mieczyslav, JANKOWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, KEMPIŃSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, KLEPACZEWSKIClick to display biography Louis, KŁAPKOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, KRYSIŃSKIClick to display biography John Julian, ŁADAClick to display biography Alexander, MIASTKOWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, PIEŃKOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, PŁOSZAJClick to display biography Stanislaus, RAMOTOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, ROSZKOWSKIClick to display biography Ceslaus, SZCZEPANOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus Felix, SZCZODROWSKIClick to display biography Marian, SZYMCZYKClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Komorniki forests: Series of mass murders perpetrated by Germans at the bottom of Komorniki Hill, c. 6 km from Działdowo. Victims were Poles, representatives of Germ. Führungsschicht (Eng. Leading Classes), teachers, Catholic priests, office workers, farmers, political and social activists — prisoners of then DL Soldau Germ. „Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (pl. „transit camp for Polish civilian POWs”). The first of the murders was prob. in 12.1939, on 34 teachers in Ciechanów county. Later prisoners transported from KL Hohenbruch, AbL Rudau, AbL AbL Groß‑Mischen, AbL Baydritten, Stalag I B Hohenstein camps in East Prussia, arrested earlier, were murdered. The victims were brought to the execution site — the trenches of 8 m × 6 m × 2 m were dug out earlier — in trucks and murdered from machine guns fire. Some individuals were executed in DL Soldau camp itself — in the basements of one of camp’s buildings. There they were killed with single shots to the head and bodies were subsequently buried in Komorniki forests. Altogether c. 1,500 people were murdered then, including c. 26. Catholic priests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.07.31]
)

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
[access: 2018.09.02]
)

KL Hohenbruch: German concentration camp Germ. Konzentrationslager Hohenbruch and forced labour camp, mainly for Poles — e.g. captured during „Intelligenzaktion” — in operation in 1939‑44/5 in East Prussia, n. Konigsberg. Prisoners — a few thousands — slaved mainly at forest clearances and swamp draining. C. 200 perished murdered. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

Springborn: In Franciscan monastery in Springborn (now: Stoczek Klasztorny) Germans interned and jailed many priests starting from 1938. In 1938 Austrian bishops were held captive there. In 1939, after German invasion of Poland, Polish priests from northern Poland were being held there prior to being sent to concentration camps. After 1945 commi–nazi authorities held Polish Primate, cardinal Stephen Wyszyński in the monastery. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.05.09]
)

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]
)

sources

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