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

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    Francis Kucharczak, contemporary image
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ŚWIERC

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

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    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus Kostka, Cracow, Pułaskiego str.
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    Commemorative plaque, Marian basilica, Cracow
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, - SDB)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

St Jack Cracow Inspectorate SDB
Cracow archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

27.06.1941

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

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.09]

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 on 23.05.1941.

Jailed in Montelupich Str. prison in Kraków.

From there on 26.06.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, where perished next day tortured to death on the so‑called „gravel field” („żwirowisko”) — in the process had eye gauged out, knocked out with a stone and finally had spine broken — by the camp's German functionary kapo.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

29.04.1877

Chorzówform.: Królewska Huta /till 1934
today: Chorzów city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2010.08.11]

religious vows

03.10.1899 (temporary)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

06.06.1903 (St John the Bapist cathedral in Turin, Italy)

positions held

1938 – 1941

friar {KrakówDębniki district
today: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception Congregation's house (known as „Łosiówka”), 30 Tyniecka Str., St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, director of the Educational Institute and parish priest of St Stanislaus Kostka parish in Kraków–Dębniki

1934

friar {LvivUpper Lychakiv, part of Lychakiv district
today: Lviv obl., Ukraine

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, founder of the Educational Institute, by the Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn parish

1925 – 1934

friar {PrzemyślZasanie district
today: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.04.01]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, church founder and parish priest of the St Joseph parish

1923 – 1925

friar {Oświęcimtoday: Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, Congregation's house (Casa Madre), St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, chaplain at Educational Institute

1918 – 1923

friar {Kielcetoday: Kielce city pow., Holy Cross voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, founder and director of Educational Institute

1915 – 1918

friar {Oświęcimtoday: Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, Congregation's house (Casa Madre), St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, chaplain at Educational Institute

1911 – 1915

friar {KrakówDębniki district
today: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception Congregation's house (known as „Łosiówka”), 30 Tyniecka Str., St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, head of Educational Institute

1905 – 1911

friar {Oświęcimtoday: Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, Congregation's house (Casa Madre), St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, director of Educational Institute

1905

friar {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.07]
, Alexander Lubomirski's Educational Institute („Shelter” for neglected boys, 27 Rakowicka Str., Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception Congregation's house (known as „Łosiówka”), 30 Tyniecka Str., St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, chaplain

1904

friar {Dashavatoday: Stryi hrom., Stryi rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.09.11]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, chaplain and founder of the novitiate

till 1903

student {Turintoday: Turin city prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2020.11.01]
, philosophy and theology, „Don Bosco” International Institute, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}

1898 – 1899

novitiate {Ivreatoday: Turin prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2022.09.11]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}

from 1897

friar {St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}

others related in death

ANTONOWICZClick to display biography Ignatius Thaddeus, CZADERNAClick to display biography Joseph, DOBIASZClick to display biography Ignatius, HARAZIMClick to display biography Francis Louis, KOWALSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MROCZEKClick to display biography Louis, NIEMIRClick to display biography Vladislav, WOJCIECHOWSKIClick to display biography Casimir, WYBRANIECClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 17352Click 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 webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison, during occupation run by the Germans — from 28.02.1941 by Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police, known as Gestapo. In 1940‑4 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

23.05.1941 arrests (Cracow): On 23.05.1941 Germans arrested in Cracow 10 Salesian Fathers (two others were apprehended few days earlierl yet two others were arrested few days later in Kielce), ostensibly for assumed collaboration with Polish resistance movement (part of future Polish Clandestine State) and support and help given to Polish army officers in hiding. All were taken to Montelupich Str. prison and next to German KL Auschwitz concentration camp, where only two survived. Most of the rest where cruelly murdered. (more on: cejsh.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]
)

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 webpage
[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. 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

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[access: 2012.11.23]
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[access: 2012.12.28]
, www.hagiographycircle.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]

bibliograhical:, „Salesian Society in Poland under occupation 1939‑1945”, Fr John Pietrzykowski SDB, Institute of National Remembrance IPN, Warsaw, 2015,
original images:
www.sdb.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.11]
, docplayer.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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