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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

PACIOREK

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Tarnów diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

Expositorii Canonicalis canonmore on
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[access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

17.06.1942

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

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alt. dates and places of death

18.06.1942

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 07.03.1941 in Tarnów together with his brother, also a priest, and 30 printing house workers, accused of publishing Polish clandestine press.

Took everything on himself and Germans agreed to release one of two brothers — happy lot was drawn by Joseph's brother.

Jailed in Tarnów prison.

Repeatedly tortured.

On 22.02.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp.

On 31.05‑05.06.1942 left out — together with Fr Joseph Kowalski — as 58 other priests were transported to KL Dachau.

Few weeks later murdered — executed at infamous „death wall”.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

10.02.1903

Leszczynatoday: Trzciana gm., Bochnia pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.06.1929 (Tarnów cathedral)

positions held

1935 – 1941

editor {Tarnówtoday: Tarnów city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, diocesan weekly, „Our Case”}

director {diocesan printing house}

1930 – 1935

chaplain {Auby; dioc.: Cambrai; France; Polish workers}

1930 – 1935

editor {„Little Exile” (monthly), „Pole in France” (weekly)}

1929 – 1930

vicar {parish: Nowy Sącztoday: Nowy Sącz pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Margaret of the Virgin and Martyrs; dean.: Nowy Sącztoday: Nowy Sącz pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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}, prefect of local schools

1925 – 1929

student {Tarnówtoday: Tarnów city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

{author of the novel „The Sun among the Clouds”}

biography (own resources)

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 24780Click 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 webpageaccess: 2013.07.06)

Tarnów: German penal and detention centre used by the Germans as a transit point prior to sending to concentration camps, i.e. KL Auschwitz. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.08.17)

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 webpageaccess: 2013.12.04)

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 webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

sources

personal:
www.tgn.diecezja.tarnow.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23, www.harmeze.franciszkanie.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.12.28, www.sacerdospolonus.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.08.14,
original images:
auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.03.01, auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.03.01, auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.03.01, www.rdn.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2019.05.30, strony.tarman.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.01.06

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