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

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surname

NOWAK

forename(s)

Edmund

  • NOWAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, Łokietek Park, Włocławek, source: www.skyscrapercity.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, Łokietek Park, Włocławek
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  • NOWAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye, source: www.moremaiorum.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye
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  • NOWAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, Exultation of the Holy Cross monastery, Kalwaria Pacławska, source: ofm.krakow.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, Exultation of the Holy Cross monastery, Kalwaria Pacławska
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  • NOWAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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  • NOWAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFONOWAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Włocławek diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Włocławek ie. Kalisz diocese
Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
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[access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

Doctor of History
Philosopy MA

date and place of death

05.04.1940

Tvertoday: Tver oblast, Russia
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alt. dates and places of death

07.04.1940

details of death

During Polish–Russian war of 1920 chaplain–volunteer of the 4th Uhlans Cavarly Regiment fighting on the northern front.

During German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II head of chaplaincy at „Lublin” Army of the Polish Forces (from mobilization in 08.1939).

Prob. till 14.09.1939 remained in Lublin, together with Regional Corps DOK no II HQ, and then left — together with a DOK nr II commander, Gen. Mieczyslav Smorawiński — in accordance with orders towards Kowel, and following that to Włodzimierz Wołyński.

When after 17.09.1939 Russian invading troops reached Włodzimierz Wołyński prob. intended — as a result of an accord with Russians negotiated by Gen.

Smorawiński — to move with his troops west, towards Bug river.

On 20.09.1939 however, when leaving Włodzimierz Wołyński apprehended with Polish troops by Russians and „interned”.

Jailed in Kozielsk concentration camp (or Starobielsk).

On Christmas Eve of 24.12.1939 moved prob. to Butyrki prison in Moscow and in the spring of 1940 to Ostaszków concentration camp.

From there transported to Twer execution site and brutally murdered.

Gen.

Smorawiński was murdered by the Russians in Katyń forest.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

03.12.1891

Półwiosek Starytoday: Ślesin gm., Konin pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

02.12.1891

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.03.1915 (Włocławek cathedral)

positions held

1939

dean {Command of the Corps District DOK No. II Lublin, Polish Army}

1934 – 1939

administrator {parish: Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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; military}

administrator {parish: Naujoji Vilniatoday: district of Vilnius, Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
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, military St Stanislaus Kostka the Confessor; military}

till 1934

PhD student {Lvivtoday: Lviv city rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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, John Casimir University — clandestine, underground /1941‑1944/, Ivan Franko University /1940‑1941/, John Casimir University /1919‑1939/, Franciscan University /1817‑1918/}

c. 1930

student {Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
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, history, Vilnius University (since 1945), Lithuanian (1939‑40), Stephen Batory University (1919‑39)}

c. 1923 – 1924

chaplain {Zolochivtoday: Zolochiv rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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, garrison, Polish Army}

chaplain {Vawkavysktoday: Vawkavysk dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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, Polish Army}

from 1921

chaplain {Grodnotoday: Grodno dist., Grodno reg., Belarus, Polish Army}

from 01.06.1919

chaplain {Polish Army}, captain with seniority

from 01.01.1934

chaplain {Polish Army}, Major

from 19.03.1939

chaplain {Polish Army}, lieutenant colonel

1918 – 1920

vicar {parish: Brzeźnioform.: also Brzeźno
today: Brzeźnio gm., Sieradz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland

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, St Giles; dean.: Złoczewtoday: Złoczew gm., Sieradz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.12.16
}

1917 – 1918

vicar {parish: Działoszyntoday: Działoszyn gm., Pajęczno pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.12.11
, St Mary Magdalene; dean.: Wieluń / Praszkadeanery names/seats
today: Poland
}

1916 – 1917

vicar {parish: Dłutówtoday: Dłutów gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, St Three Kings; dean.: Łasktoday: Łask gm., Łask pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.01
}

1916

vicar {parish: Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, St John the Baptist; dean.: Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02
; parish}, prefect

1915

vicar {parish: Służewotoday: Aleksandrów Kujawski gm., Aleksandrów Kujawski pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.16
, St John the Baptist; church: Aleksandrów Kujawskitoday: Aleksandrów Kujawski gm., Aleksandrów Kujawski pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.16
, Transfiguration of the Lord; dean.: Nieszawatoday: Nieszawa gm., Aleksandrów Kujawski pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.05
}, also: prefect

1909 – 1915

student {Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

{author of historical works}, incl. monumental „Features of the history of military pastoral care in Poland in the years 968‑1831” (Vilnius 1932)

others related in death

DUBIELClick to display biography Alexander, JANASClick to display biography Mieczyslav, KACPRZAKClick to display biography Joseph, MARCOŃClick to display biography Mieczyslav, MASŁOŃClick to display biography Vladislav, MIKUCZEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MIODUSZEWSKIClick to display biography John, OCHABClick to display biography Vladimir, PASZKOClick to display biography Richard, ROMANOWSKIClick to display biography Victor, SKORELClick to display biography Joseph, SZWEDClick to display biography Bronislaus, WOJTYNIAKClick to display biography Ceslaus, ZAKRZEWSKIClick to display biography Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Twer: On 04.03—22.05.1940 Russians executed in Twer approx. 6,300 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Ostaszków concentration camp. The bodies where next dumped in mass graves in ditches in the Miednoje forest. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals jailed in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.05.09)

Katyń: From 03.04.1940 till 12.05.1940 Russians in a planned genocide executed in Katyń approx. 4,400 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Kozielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia. There are indications — i.e. 4 so‑called „NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences” of 1939‑40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow — of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular — decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr. Lavrentij Beria, in another German leader’s hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. Earlier at the same spot Russians murdered thousands of victims in 1937. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.09.21)

Ostaszków (prisoner no: 1331): In 1939‑40 in Ostaszków — in practice on Seliger lake Stołobnyj and Swietlica islands, c. 11 km from Ostaszków, in a former Orthodox monastery, Niłowo–Stołobieńska Hermitage — Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 6,570 were kept there out of which approx. 6,300 were subsequently — as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — executed in Twer. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23)

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2020.05.01)

Starobielsk: In 1939‑41 in Starobielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 3,800 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Twer. Used as a concentration camp for Poles later as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23)

Kozielsk: In 1939‑40 in Kozielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 4,300 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Katyń. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23)

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 webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.12.20)

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bibliograhical:, „Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947,
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