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

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surname

TOMASZEWSKI

forename(s)

Caesar (pl. Cezary)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary CSSpmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Holy Ghost Fathers)

diocese / province

Polish Vice-province CSSp
USA Province CSSp

date and place
of death

30.04.1941

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]

details of death

After the German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (the Russians attacked Poland 17 days later) and the start of World War II, left Bydgoszcz (with Bro. Hygin Alois Wojtacki, among others) and went with thousands of refugees towards Włocławek.

There, the front and the advancing Germans caught up with them — during the fighting the horses of the wagon on which they were escaping were killed.

So returned to Bydgoszcz, which was already occupied by the Germans.

The Congregation's house had already been taken over and robbed by the Germans, so moved to the house in Puszczykowo.

There, in 10‑12.1939, interned by the Germans — the local house was turned into a transit camp.

Next jailed in Chludowo transit camp and then transported to Lubiń internment camp.

Released on 07.03.1941, deported to German–controlled General Governorate.

Did not regain health and perished in Warsaw in Holy Ghost hospital.

cause of death

exhaustion

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

04.02.1869

Rynarzewotoday: Szubin gm., Nakło nad Notecią pov., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]

religious vows

15.08.1895 (temporary)

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

30.05.1896 (Congregation's house („Château Grignon”) chapel in Orlymore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.12.10]
)

positions held

1926 – 1941

Provincial — Polish Vice–province, Spiritans CSSp — i.a. founder of religious houses in Puszczykowo and Chełmszczonka

1915 – 1926

parish priest — Mount Carmeltoday: Northumberland Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
more on
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[access: 2022.12.10]
⋄ Our Lady of Consolation RC parish — also: founder of a school for 800 students, hospital chaplain

1898 – 1915

professor — Pittsburghtoday: Allegheny Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
more on
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[access: 2022.05.02]
⋄ St Stanislav Kostka the Confessor RC parish — also: lecturer at the Catholic College (today: Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit), founder of the 400‑bed orphanage in Emsworth PA USA (1900‑1901), for which he donated all the proceeds from the 1914 book „The Key to Heaven – Holy Rosary” , founder and editor of the weekly „Greater Poland citizen” and the youth monthly „Philaretos

1898

professor — Cornwells Heightstoday: part of Bensalem Township, Bucks Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.12.10]
⋄ Apostolic Missionary College — Higher Theological Seminary i.e. Scholasticate, Congregation's house, Spiritans CSSp — lecturer in moral theology

1896 – 1898

vicar — Pittsburghtoday: Allegheny Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
more on
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[access: 2022.05.02]
⋄ St Stanislav Kostka the Confessor RC parish

1894 – 15.08.1895

novitiate — Chevillytoday: Chevilly‑Larue, L'Haÿ‑les‑Roses arr., Val‑de‑Marne dep., Île–de–France reg., France
more on
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⋄ Congregation's house, Spiritans CSSp — prob.

till c. 1894

student — Chevillytoday: Chevilly‑Larue, L'Haÿ‑les‑Roses arr., Val‑de‑Marne dep., Île–de–France reg., France
more on
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[access: 2022.12.10]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary (Scholasticate), Spiritans CSSp

from 1889

postulate — Pittsburghtoday: Allegheny Cou., Pennsylvania US–PA state, United States of America
more on
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[access: 2022.05.02]
⋄ Congregation's house, Spiritans CSSp — also: philosophy student

1889

accession — Spiritans CSSp

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RYDLEWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund John, WOJTACKIClick to display biography Louis (Bro. Hyginus)

murder sites
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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 Ribbentrop‑Molotov 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 Germ. 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]
)

Lubiń: At the Benedictine abbey in Lubiń near Kościan, at the beginning of 1940, the Germans organized an temporary internment camp for priests and monks from Greater Poland. E.g. in 04.1941 Franciscan friars from Goruszki monastery were brought in. In total, 104 clergymen were held in the monastery. On 06.10.1941, as part of the third great operation of arrests of the Polish clergy of Greater Poland — more precisely, from the Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland province (Eng. Warta Country District), established in the German‑occupied Greater Poland — all interned priests were transported to the KL Dachau concentration camp. Religious brothers were allowed to return to their family homes. The monastery was turned into an old people's home, and later as a training center for national‑socialist German youth, Hitler‑Jugend. Rich library collections and other goods were plundered. The Benedictines returned to the monastery on 25.01.1945, after the German defeat. (more on: www.benedyktyni.netClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
)

Chludowo: In the Divine Word Missionary (SVD) congregation house, in 1940, Germans set up a transit camp for religious and priests from the nearby counties. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
)

Puszczykowo: In Puszczykowo near Poznań, in the houses of several Catholic congregations, the Germans organized internment and transit camps. E.g. in the religious house of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit — Spiritans — the Germans in 09.1939 organized a transit camp for interned Catholic priests and children destined for Germanization. 28 friars of the Congregation and other priests from Polish and Czech dioceses were kept there. It functioned till the spring of 1940, when the prisoners were transported to concentration camps. In the Congregation of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus motherhouse, the Germans in c. 1941, after expelling the friars, organized a transit camp for the displaced nuns, the Congregation of the Shepherdess' Sisters of Divine Providence, and then prob. turned it into a camp for Jews, then for the Hitler Youth, and finally for the army. (more on: www.jozefpuszczykowo.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

«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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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]
)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‑pre‑Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
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[access: 2013.08.10]

original images:
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, duchacze.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.05.30]
, digital.library.pitt.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
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, duchacze.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.07.31]

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