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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • ŁASKI Rock; source: „Lexicon of the clergy repressed in PRL in 1945–1989”, ed. prof. Fr Jerzy Myszor, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOŁASKI Rock
    source: „Lexicon of the clergy repressed in PRL in 1945–1989”, ed. prof. Fr Jerzy Myszor
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surname

ŁASKI

forename(s)

Rock (pl. Roch)

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    Commemorative plaque, sanctuary, Kostrzyń
    source: wkrakowie.wordpress.com
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  • ŁASKI Rock - Cenotaph?, parish cemetery, Witów, source: billiongraves.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOŁASKI Rock
    Cenotaph?, parish cemetery, Witów
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  • ŁASKI Rock - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOŁASKI Rock
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łódź diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

13.05.1949

Łódź
Łódź city pow., Łódź voiv., Poland

details of death

Polish–Russian war of 1920 veteran. After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II participant of Polish defense efforts. After defeat and start of German occupation arrested by the Germans on 06.10.1941 and imprisoned in Konstantynów transit camp. On 30.10.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Survived concentration camps and on 29.04.1945 was liberated by American troops. Became a chaplain, in rank of mayor, of Polish Armed Forces in the West. On 14.06.1946 returned to Russian–controlled Poland. Next arrested many times by Russian controlled Commie‑Nazi security services UB. On 15.04.1949 (Good Friday) arrested when saying Mass, tortured, died from injuries in hospital. During a family visit said that UB had told him that „he might have had survived KL Dachau concentration camp, but UB had better methods though”.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

date and place of birth

16.08.1902

Gulewo
Gostynin pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.11.1927 (Łódź)

positions held

1946–1949 — parish priest {parish: Witów, St Margaret and St Augustine; dean.: Piotrków Trybunalski}
priest {Braunschweig; Polish emigration}
1934–1941 — parish priest {parish: Żeronie, Our Lady of Częstochowa}
1932–1934 — parish priest {parish: Łękawa, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Bełchatów}
vicar {parish: Łódź–Śródmieście, archcathedral St Stanislaus Kostka}
vicar {parish: Rokicie–Łódź}
prefect {Łódź, school(s)}
vicar {parish: Poddębice, St Catherine the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Poddębice}
prefect {parish: Ruda Pabianicka, St Joseph}
prefect {parish: Jeżów; school(s) in the parish}
1922–1927 — student {Łódź, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28328): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

Konstantynów: Transit concentration camp set up on 05.01.1940 and operational till 16.08.1943. Polish prisoners from Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Pomerania and central Poland were held there. Approx. 42,000 were interned, thousands of them perished out of which approx. 700 were identified. In 10.1941‑12.1941 approx. 450 Polish priests and religious from Częstochowa, Łódź and Włocławek dioceses and Poznań archdiocese were imprisoned there prior to transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2021.09.20])

06.10.1941 arrests (Warthegau): On 13.09.1941 Gaulaiter of German province Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland, in German–occupied Greater Poland (where German standard law was in force), Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy issued a decree formally dissolving Catholic Church and forming in its place a Roman Catholic German National Church in Wartheland, an organization subject to a German private law. All the contacts with Vatican were forbidden. All the religion congregations were also dissolved. On 06‑07.10.1941 mass arrests of Polish Catholic priests took place. All were herded into Konstantynów or Ląd on Warta river transit camps or KL Posen concentration camp. On 30.10.1941 most of them were transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

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. „The 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

personal:
bezdekretu.blogspot.com [access: 2013.02.15], swiadkowiehistorii.pl [access: 2013.02.15], www.ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.parafiawitow.netstrefa.com [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
www.parafiawitow.netstrefa.com [access: 2013.05.19], billiongraves.com [access: 2017.01.21], wkrakowie.wordpress.com [access: 2014.01.06], billiongraves.com [access: 2017.01.21]

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