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surname

SZWARC

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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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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Włocławek ie. Kalisz diocese

date and place of death

20.10.1941

Pyzdrytoday: Pyzdry gm., Września pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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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, arrested by the Germans s on 06.10.1941 together with a group of priests resident in the Retired Priests' House in Ciechocinek, during eviction of the sisters that run it.

Interned in Ląd transit camp.

From there — as the weakest in the group — taken out and murdered by the Germans together with Fr Peter Gogolewski in the forest n. Pyzdry, by the Kruszyna forester's house.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

27.08.1888

Gocanowotoday: Kruszwica gm., Inowrocław pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

29.08.1888

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

10.06.1923

positions held

1933 – 1941

pensioner {Ciechocinektoday: Ciechocinek gm., Aleksandrów Kujawski pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, Manor House „Under the Eagle”, House of Retired Priests; led by Fr Honorat Sisters order}

1931 – 1933

{convalescent in Gocanów and a clinic in Poznań – encephalitis disease}

1930 – 1931

vicar {parish: Kowaltoday: Kowal urban gm., Włocławek pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, St Ursula the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1929 – 1930

vicar {parish: Russocicetoday: Władysławów gm., Turek pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Michael the Archangel; dean.: Tuliszkówtoday: Tuliszków gm., Turek pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.05]
}

1928 – 1929

vicar {parish: Kramsktoday: Kramsk gm., Konin pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Konintoday: Konin city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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}

1926 – 1928

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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}

1925 – 1926

vicar {parish: Iwanowicetoday: Szczytniki gm., Kalisz pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland, St Catherine the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Stawtoday: Szczytniki gm., Kalisz pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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}

1923 – 1925

vicar {parish: Skulsktoday: Skulsk gm., Konin pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph; dean.: Konintoday: Konin city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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}

1919 – 1923

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

others related in death

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murder sites
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Aktion T4: German euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). In a peak, in 1940‑1, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program — denoted then as „Aktion 14 f 13”. C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. The other „regional extension” of Aktion T4 was „Aktion Brandt” program during which Germans murdered chronically ill patients in order to make space for wounded soldiers. It is estimated that at least 30,000 were murdered in this program. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

Ląd: In 1940‑41, in a formerly cistercian priory and monastery (today Salesian Institute) in Ląd on Warta river Germans set‑up a transit camp for Polish priests and religious, from Włocławek, Gniezno, Warszawa, Poznań, Płock and Częstochowa dioceses and religious and monks from a number of congregations. Approx. 152 religious (70 till 03.04.1941 and 82 in 6‑28.10.1941) were held there prior to being sent to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: yadda.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

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 (in this case, the detainees were first registered, photographed and examined in the infamous Poznań headquarters of the German political police, the Gestapo, in the former Soldier's House). 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. 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
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)

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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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