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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph, source: www.akokregkielce.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
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religious status

blessed

surname

PAWŁOWSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph - Monument, market square, Proszowice, source: www.polskaniezwykla.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
    Monument, market square, Proszowice
    source: www.polskaniezwykla.pl
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  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph - Monument, market square, Proszowice, source: www.polskaniezwykla.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
    Monument, market square, Proszowice
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  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph - Commemorative plaque, Theological Seminary, Kielce, source: pik.kielce.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
    Commemorative plaque, Theological Seminary, Kielce
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  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph - Symbolic grave (cenotaph) of „murdered and persecuted in 1939—80 by Nazis, Stalinists and native oppressors”, Partisans’ Cemetery, Kielce, source: kielce.eu, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
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  • PAWŁOWSKI Joseph - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPAWŁOWSKI Joseph
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Kielce diocese
more on: www.diecezja.kielce.pl [access: 2012.12.28]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

honorary titles

Papal chamberlain
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.22]
honorary canon (Kielce cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
Minor Canon (Kielce cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

09.01.1942

KL Dachau
Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria, Germany

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, chaplain of the Polish Red Cross organization — as such gained access to POW German camps. Clandestinely delivered civilian clothes to the camps, helped in escapes, provided spiritual support. Sheltered sick and wounded members of the emerging Polish resistance (part of Polish Clandestine State). Arrested by the Germans on 10.02.1941 for helping Jews — together with other priests from Theological Seminary in Kielce. Jailed in Kielce prison. Prob. on 15.04.1941 transported to Auschwitz concentration camp and finally on 04.05.1942 to Dachau concentration camp where was murdered — hanged or shot (together with Fr Casimir Grelewski and Fr Adalbert Michałowicz).

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

09.08.1890

Proszowice
Proszowice gm., Proszowice pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

10.08.1890

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.07.1913

positions held

1939–1941 — parish priest {church: Kielce, cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}
1936–1939 — rector {Kielce, Theological Seminary}
vice–rector {Kielce, Theological Seminary}
from 1916 — professor {Kielce, Theological Seminary}
from 1936 — membership {National Council, Union of Missionary Clergy}
1911–1915 — PhD student {Innsbruck, theology, Leopold and Francis University}
from 1906 — student {Kielce, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

GRELEWSKI Casimir, MICHAŁOWICZ Adalbert

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 25286): 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])

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 13155): 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: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [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.pl [access: 2020.02.08])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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. 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.org [access: 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. „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])

sources

personal:
pl.auschwitz.org [access: 2012.11.23], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
original images:
www.akokregkielce.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.24ikp.pl [access: 2016.03.14], www.polskaniezwykla.pl [access: 2016.03.14], www.polskaniezwykla.pl [access: 2016.03.14], pik.kielce.pl [access: 2012.12.28], kielce.eu [access: 2016.11.06], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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