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surname

KULAWY

forename(s)

Jan Wilhelm

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates - OMI)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Polish province OMI
Pinsk diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Polish provincial vicariate (vice-province) OMI
German province OMI
St Boniface vicariate (later: Manitoba province)
northern France province OMI

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

date and place of death

10.09.1941

KL Auschwitzconcentration camp
today: Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

alt. dates and places of death

21.09.1941

details of death

During his stay in Piekary Śląskie in 1919‑20, participated in Polish preparations for the plebiscite to decide the nationality of Upper Silesia (the plebiscite took place a year later).

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of World War II, after start of the German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 30.04.1940.

Tortured.

Released after 8 days.

Arrested again by the Germans on 09.07.1941 during interrogation (day earlier received summons to a police station in Kielce), together with his brother, Fr Paul Kulawy, among others.

Jailed in Kielce prison.

From there on 30.07.1941 transported to — arrested were seen at the Kielce railway station, kneeling on the platform with their hands tied with wire, waiting for the train — KL Auschwitz concentration camp where perished: in the camp hospital.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

15.05.1872

Leśnicatoday: Leśnica gm., Strzelce Opolskie pow., Opole voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.12]

religious vows

15.08.1893 (temporary)
15.08.1894 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

04.06.1898 (Ottawatoday: Ontario prov., Canada
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[access: 2022.08.05]
)

positions held

1936 – 1940

friar {Nowa Słupiatoday: Nowa Słupia gm., Kielce pow., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]
, Holy Cross monastery on Łysa Góra (Eng. Bald Mountain), Oblates Friars' monastery}, people's missionary; also: 1. assistant of the Congregation's house (from 1937), missions in northern France (1937), temporary superior of the Congregation's house and prison chaplain (1936)

1934 – 1936

friar {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
, Christ the King Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, people's missionary; also: missions in northern France (1934)

1933 – c. 1934

director {Liubeshivtoday: Liubeshiv hrom., Kamin–Kashyrskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
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, retired priests' house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI; dioc.: Pinsk}

1931 – c. 1933

friar {Kodeńtoday: Kodeń gm., Biała Podlaska pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.02]
, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1927 – 1931

friar {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
, Christ the King Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, also: missions in northern France (1929)

1925 – 1927

friar {Chumiętkitoday: Krobia gm., Gostyń pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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, St John Cantius „Krobia” Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

from 1925

first consultant/councilor and admonitor/advisor to the Provincial {Polish Province, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1922 – 1925

superior {Lubliniectoday: Lubliniec urban gm., Lubliniec pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, St Stanislaus Kostka Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, also: missions iin Canada and the USA (1924) — one of the main goals was to raise funds for the also: and development of the juniorate in Lubliniec

1922 – 1925

first consultant/councilor and admonitor/advisor to the superior {Polish provincial vicariate (vice–province), Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1921 – 1922

superior {Krotoszyntoday: Krotoszyn gm., Krotoszyn pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, also: lecturer of Greek in Minor Theological Seminary i.e. Juniorate (equiv. to gymnasium)

1920 – 1921

teacher {Krotoszyntoday: Krotoszyn gm., Krotoszyn pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18]
, Minor Theological Seminary i.e. Juniorate (equiv. to gymnasium), Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, lecturer of Greek

1919 – 1920

friar {Piekary Śląskietoday: Piekary Śląskie city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1917 – 1919

friar {Höntroptoday: district of Bochum, Bochum urban dist., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
, Mission House, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1906 – 1917

friar {Kapellentoday: district of Grevenbroich, Rhein–Kreis Neuss dist., Düsseldorf reg., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
, St Nicholas Congregation's house (Germ. Nikolauskloster), Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, chaplain to the Polish emigrantsin the Rhineland and Westphalia

1906

friar {Arnhemtoday: Gelderland prov., Niederlands
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[access: 2022.08.05]
, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1904 – 1906

friar {Kapellentoday: district of Grevenbroich, Rhein–Kreis Neuss dist., Düsseldorf reg., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
more on
de.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.20]
, St Nicholas Congregation's house (Germ. Nikolauskloster), Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, chaplain to the Polish emigrantsin the Rhineland and Westphalia

1900 – 1904

superior of the Congregation's house and parish priest {parish: Winnipegtoday: Winniped city reg., Manitoba prov., Canada
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
, Holy Spirit; Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, chaplain to the Polish emigrants, initiator of the construction of the Holy Spirit church, a presbytery and a school for Poles, editor of the Polish newspaper „Canadian Voice” (c. 1904)

1899 – 1900

friar {church: Winnipegtoday: Winniped city reg., Manitoba prov., Canada
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}, chaplain to the Polish emigrants in the vicinity of the city

1898 – 1899

student {Ottawatoday: Ontario prov., Canada
more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]
, theology, University}, supplementary baccalaureate studies

1893 – 1898

student {Ottawatoday: Ontario prov., Canada
more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]
, St Joseph Higher Theological Seminary i.e. Scholasticate, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

14.08.1892 – 15.08.1893

novitiate {Houthemtoday: Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg prov., Niederlands
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
, „St Gerlach” Congregation's House, Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1892

accession {Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

1886 – 1892

pupil {Valkenburg aan de Geultoday: Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg prov., Niederlands
more on
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[access: 2022.02.06]
, Carolinum College — Minor Theological Seminary i.e. Juniorate (equiv. to gymnasium), Congregation of Missionary Oblates OMI}

others related in death

BARTOSZClick to display biography Czesław, FINCClick to display biography Jan, KULAWYClick to display biography Paweł, LESZCZYKClick to display biography Anthony, PAWOŁEKClick to display biography Jan

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 19060Click to display biography): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Kielce: The prison at Zamkowa Str. in Kielce was opened in 1826‑8. In 09.1939, after start of German occupation, under German control. Initially a POW camp and next prison run by German political police Gestapo. Till 1945 more then c. 16,000 prisoners were held there. Any time c. 2,000 were incarcerated, in space build for c. 400 people. Prisoners, in extremely cramped conditions, were starved, ill–treated and murdered in prison, executed outside, transported to German concentration camps or deported to slave labour sites. Prison chapel Germans used as torture chamber. At the same time in 08.1941 (after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, do till the autumn of 1944 in Fijałkowski’s barracks in Kielce Bukówka district Germans set up a POW camp for Russian prisoners (branch of Stalag XII C „Kamienna” in Skarżysko–Kamienna, later of Stalag 367 Częstochowa). According to one of the witnesses first 100 POWs were brought in 09.1941. A week later 4,500 more arrived and within a fortnight another 5,000. Following that the POWs were brought in groups of 500‑1,000. Altogether c. 15,000‑20,000 Russian POWs were held in the camp. POWs slaved at forest clearances, digging sewage ditches, at train loading. They got a hunger rations (as a result acts of cannibalism took place). Slept in unheated barracks. Were beaten and tortured (with wooden battons). Received to medical help. For any type of transgression they were penalized with execution. The camp was managed by the Germans and was supported by a camp’s militia, composed mainly by the Ukrainians. Only few hundred prisoners survived who in the autumn of 1944 were transferred to other camps. From 1945 in Russian Commie–Nazi hands. Till 1956 many political prisoners, e.g. members of former restistance Home Army AK and National Armed Forces NSZ (part of Polish Clandestine State) where held camptive there. On 04‑05.1945 Polish partisans commanded by Mjr Anthony Heda attacked the prison and release c. 700 prisoners. (more on: www.chroniclesofterror.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.02.08]
)

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]
)

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
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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]
)

Silesian Uprisings: Three armed interventions of the Polish population against Germany in 1919‑21 aiming at incorporation of Upper Silesia and Opole region into Poland, after the revival of the Polish state in 1918. Took place in the context of a plebiscite ordered on the basis of the international treaty of Versailles of 28.06.1919, ending the First World War, that was to decide national fate of the disputed lands. The 1st Uprising took place on 16‑24.08.1919 and broke out spontaneously in response to German terror and repression against the Polish population. Covered mainly Pszczyna and Rybnik counties and part of the main Upper Silesia industrial district. Suppressed by the Germans. 2nd Uprising took place on 19‑25.08.1920 in response to numerous acts of terror of the German side. Covered the entire area of the Upper Silesia industrial district and part of the Rybnik county. As a result Poles obtained better conditions for the campaign prior the plebiscite. The poll was conducted on 20.03.1921. The majority of the population — 59.6% — were in favor of Germany, but the results were influenced by the admission of voting from former inhabitants of Upper Silesia living outside Silesia. As a result the 3rd Uprising broke out, the largest such uprising of the Silesian in the 20th century. It lasted from 02.05.1921 to 05.07.1921. Spread over almost the entire area of Upper Silesia. Two large battles took place in the area of St. Anna Mountain and near Olza. As a result on 12.10.1921 the international plebiscite commission decided on a more favorable for Poland division of Upper Silesia. The territory granted to Poland was enlarged to about ⅓ of the disputed territory. Poland accounted for 50% of metallurgy and 76% of coal mines. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.05.25]
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