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05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

ŚWITAJSKI

forename(s)

John Bronislaus (pl. Jan Bronisław)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Łódź diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

08.11.1942

KL Dachauconcentration camp
today: Dachau, Upper Bavaria reg., Bavaria state, Germany

more on
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[access: 2016.05.30]

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 06.10.1941.

Interned in Konstantynów transit camp.

From there on 30.10.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp where totally exhausted and perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

17.08.1902

Bieńkówkatoday: Chełmno gm., Chełmno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

07.08.1902

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1930

positions held

1940 – 1941

parish priest {parish: Ksawerówtoday: Ksawerów gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, Our Lady of Częstochowa; dean.: Pabianicetoday: Pabianice urban gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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}

from 1933

vicar {parish: Konstantynów Łódzkitoday: Konstantynów Łódzki urban gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Konstantynów Łódzkitoday: Konstantynów Łódzki urban gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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}

from 1933

prefect {Konstantynów Łódzkitoday: Konstantynów Łódzki urban gm., Pabianice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, primary schools}

till 1930

student {Łódźtoday: Łódź city pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

BARTKIEWICZClick to display biography Bronislaus, BĘDKOWSKIClick to display biography Casimir, BIERNACKIClick to display biography Felix, BRZEZIŃSKIClick to display biography Romualdo, CHMIELIŃSKIClick to display biography John, CHOJNACKIClick to display biography Vladislav, CHOMICZEWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, CIESIELSKIClick to display biography Vladislav Anthony, CZERWIŃSKIClick to display biography Vincent, DOMAGAŁAClick to display biography Vladislav, DROZDALSKIClick to display biography John, DZIUDAClick to display biography Joseph, FIJAŁKOWSKIClick to display biography John, GAJEWICZClick to display biography Sigismund, GIERCZAKClick to display biography John, GOSTKOWSKIClick to display biography Steven, GRĘDAClick to display biography Mieczyslav, GRZELAKClick to display biography Vladislav, GUZOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, HAUSERClick to display biography Steven, JABŁOŃSKIClick to display biography Vincent, JAWORSKIClick to display biography Marian, JĘDRZEJCZAKClick to display biography Cornelius, KACZYŃSKIClick to display biography Dominic, KASPROWICZClick to display biography John, KASZYCAClick to display biography Leo Constantine, KNAPSKIClick to display biography Sigismund, KOCHANIAKClick to display biography Francis, KONECKIClick to display biography Roman, KOZANECKIClick to display biography Edmund Eugene, KRUPCZYŃSKIClick to display biography John Alexander, KUBIŚClick to display biography Adalbert, LASKOWSKIClick to display biography Louis, LEWANDOWICZClick to display biography Mieczyslav, LISClick to display biography Thomas, MACHNIKOWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, MACKIEWICZClick to display biography John, MIKOŁAJEWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund, NOWICKIClick to display biography Casimir, PALINCEUSZClick to display biography Joseph, PATRYCYClick to display biography Ceslaus Alexander, PAWŁOWSKIClick to display biography Ignatius, PEŁCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, PERZYNAClick to display biography Michael, PYSZYŃSKIClick to display biography Hippolytus, RABIŃSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, RYCHTERClick to display biography Leo, SIERADZKIClick to display biography Matthew, SIKORSKIClick to display biography Vaclav Steven, SKOCZYLASClick to display biography Casimir, SKOWROŃSKIClick to display biography Steven, STAŃCZAKClick to display biography Ceslaus, SZYMAŃSKIClick to display biography Casimir, ŚWIDEREKClick to display biography Vladislav, WILKClick to display biography Stanislaus, WRONOWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund, ZYSKClick to display biography Francis, ŻWIREKClick to display biography Vladislav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28342Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: On c. 09.11.1940, Reichsführer–SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and German police, as a result of the Vatican's intervention, decided to transfer all clergymen detained in various concentration camps to KL Dachau camp. The first major transports took place on 08.12.1940. In KL Dachau Germans held 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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

DL Konstantinow: German Germ. Durchgangslager (Eng. Transit camp), resettlement concentration camp established on 05.01.1940 in Konstantynów Łódzki (c. 10 km west of the center of Łódź), and operational till 16.08.1943. Polish prisoners from Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Pomerania and central Poland were held there. Approx. 42,000 were interned, thousands of them perished out of which approx. 700 were identified. In 10.1941‑12.1941 approx. 450 Polish priests and religious from Częstochowa, Łódź and Włocławek dioceses and Poznań archdiocese were imprisoned there prior to transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: ipn.gov.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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