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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

SZYMAŃSKI

forename(s)

John Damasus (pl. Jan Damazy)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)more on
www.archpoznan.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of death

07.06.1940

KL Stutthofconcentration camp
today: Sztutowo, Sztutowo gm., Nowy Dwór Gdański pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested on 13.11.1939 by the Germans.

Jailed in Szubin transit camp.

On 15.11.1939 moved to Górna Grupa transit camp.

Next on 04.02.1940 transported to Neufahrwasser transit camp in Gdańsk and then on 08.02.1940 to KL Stutthof concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

06.03.1889

Bydgoszcztoday: Bydgoszcz city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.20]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

11.02.1912 (Gniezno cathedralmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1923 – 1939

parish priest {parish: Słupytoday: Szubin gm., Nakło nad Notecią pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.03]
, St Vitus the Martyr; dean.: Kcyniatoday: Kcynia gm., Nakło nad Notecią pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
}

till 1923

rector {Zbąszyńtoday: Zbąszyń gm., Nowy Tomyśl pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.20]
, lower gymnasium}

from 1917

vicar {parish: Chynowatoday: Przygodzice gm., Ostrów Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Lawrence the Deacon and Martyr}

1915 – 1916

vicar {parish: Grodzisk Wielkopolskitoday: Grodzisk Wielkopolski gm., Grodzisk Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, St Hedwig of Silesia; dean.: Grodzisk Wielkopolskitoday: Grodzisk Wielkopolski gm., Grodzisk Wielkopolski pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
}

1913 – 1915

vicar {parish: Zbąszyńtoday: Zbąszyń gm., Nowy Tomyśl pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.20]
, Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption; dean.: Zbąszyńtoday: Zbąszyń gm., Nowy Tomyśl pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.20]
}

1913

vicar {parish: Dalewotoday: Śrem gm., Śrem pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.21]
, St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr}

1912 – 1913

vicar {parish: Wirytoday: Komorniki gm., Poznań pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.06.16]
, St Florian the Martyr}

1912

vicar {parish: Zaniemyśltoday: Zaniemyśl gm., Środa Wielkopolska pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.20]
, St Lawrence the Martyr; dean.: Środatoday: Środa Wielkopolska, Środa Wielkopolska gm., Środa Wielkopolska pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.20]
}

till 1912

student {Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, philosophy and theology, Practical Theological Seminary (Lat. Seminarium Clericorum Practicum)}

from c. 1908

student {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary (Collegium Leoninum)}

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Stutthof (prisoner no: 9106Click to display biography): In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Neufahrwasser: Neufahrwasser (Gdańsk — Nowy Port) was a transit camp organised by the Germans in 1939 for Polish prisoners, chiefly as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania. Z Neufahrwasser prisoners were being sent to KL Stutthof concentration camp or directly to execution sites. The camp was closed in 04.1940. (more on: ofiaromwojny.republika.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

Górna Grupa: From 10.1939 till approx. 04.1940 in Górna Grupa in Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) congregation house Germans organised — as part of „Intelligenzaktion”, extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — a transit camp for Poles, including 95 priests, from Świecie, Bydgoszcz, Chełmno, Grudziądz and Starogard Gdański counties. Approx. of them perished, including 17 that were subsequently executed in Mnichek‑Grupa. In the same place in 1945 Russians set up a concentration camp for Germans, among whom two priests perished. (more on: www.kpbc.ukw.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.27]
)

Szubin: From 26.09.1939 to the beginning of 1940 in Szubin — where the occupation began on 05.09.1939, when the Germans entered the city — Germ. Zivilinternierungslager (Eng. transit camp for civilians) was organised. On the premises of the pre‑war Educational Institue, interned Polish POWs and civilians (e.g.. teachers and Greater Poland uprising veterans) were detained by the Germans prior to being deported from Pomerania or sent to concentration camps. In later years, the Germans organized there Stalag XXI B2 Schubin (03‑05.1940), and then Oflag XXI B, a camp for allied officers, mainly French and British. In 1943 the name was changed to Oflag 64 Altburgund (after escape of 43 POWs), and the camp was designated almost exclusively to American officers. There were c. 20,000 prisoners in total in the camp (c. 5,000 at one time). Empty camp –— earlier the Germans forced the remaining prisoners to march west — the Russians captured on 23.01.1945.

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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 webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

sources

personal:
www.wtg-gniazdo.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.opatrznosc.gda.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.13]
, www.muzeum.szubin.netClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]

bibliograhical:, „Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981,
original images:
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