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

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

WEICHSEL

forename(s)

Bruno (pl. Brunon)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Bruno

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warmia diocesemore on
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[access: 2018.09.02]

date and place of death

23.01.1945

Zalewotoday: Zalewo gm., Iława pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]

details of death

First time arrested in 1935, by the Germans.

Accused of anti–German propaganda in his sermons and of support provided to Polish parishioners.

Sentenced to 5.5 months in prison.

From 13.08.1935 held in Wrocław prison.

Released on c. 24.01.1936, after interrogation by German political police Gestapo in Berlin.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested on 05.01.1941 by the Germans again.

Accused of — together with 4 other priests, including Fr Joseph Steinki — for dissemination of information about murder of Polish priests from Pelplin diocese in 1939.

Sentenced to 20 (30?) months in prison.

Held in Sztum prison.

After release in 1944 forbidden to stay in Braniewo, Święta Siekierka and Lidzbark Warmiński counties.

After the final Russian winter offensive of the World War II in 1945, marked by numerous gang rapes, beatings and maltreatment of women by Russians, on the day of Zalewo capture by the Russians massacred with rifle butts and shot at the door to Holy Family chapel where he prayed by Russian soldiers.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

11.10.1903

Pieniężnotoday: Pieniężno gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.02.1927 (Fromborktoday: Frombork gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

1944 – 1945

administrator {parish: Zalewotoday: Zalewo gm., Iława pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
, St John the Apostle and the Evangelist}

1940 – 1944

vicar {church: Fromborktoday: Frombork gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]
, cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Andrew the Apostle}

from 1937

secretary {Fromborktoday: Frombork gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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, Diocesan Curia}

from 1937

treasurer {Fromborktoday: Frombork gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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, Diocesan Curia}

from 1937

counselor {Fromborktoday: Frombork gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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, Diocesan Curia; dioc.: Frombork}

from 1936

student {Wrocławtoday: Wrocław city pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.02]
, economy, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}

from 1932

vicar {parish: Malborktoday: Malbork urban gm., Malbork pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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}

1928 – 1932

vicar {parish: Bieniewotoday: Lubomino gm., Lidzbark Warmiński pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.04.12]
, St Mary Magdalene}

1927 – 1928

vicar {parish: Krekoletoday: Kiwity gm., Lidzbark Warmiński pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.04.12]
, Holy Cross and St Lawrence}

till 1927

student {Braniewotoday: Braniewo urban gm., Braniewo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.02.14]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

student {Freiburg im Breisgautoday: Freiburg im Breisgau city dist., Freiburg reg., Baden–Württemberg state, Germany
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[access: 2020.07.31]
, theology, Albrecht and Louis University}

student {Munichtoday: Bavaria state, Germany
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[access: 2022.04.12]
, theology}

others related in death

STEINKIClick to display biography Joseph, BREHMClick to display biography William, CHMIELEWSKIClick to display biography John Paul, FUCHSClick to display biography Godfrey, HUHNClick to display biography Paul, KLEMENTClick to display biography Bernard, KORTENDIECKClick to display biography Theodore, LANGKAUClick to display biography Otto, LINDENBLATTClick to display biography John, LINKAClick to display biography Arthur, LUDWIGClick to display biography Francis, LUNKWITZClick to display biography Paul, MARQUARDTClick to display biography John, PREUSCHOFFClick to display biography Clement, PROTHMANNClick to display biography Adalbert, RAHMELClick to display biography Engelbert, SCHIKOWSKIClick to display biography Ulrich, SCHULZClick to display biography Arthur, SCHWARTZClick to display biography Paul, SIEGELClick to display biography Bruno Alexander, ŚWITALSKIClick to display biography Vladislav Bronislaus, WILKEClick to display biography George, ZAGERMANNClick to display biography Francis, ZIEMETZKIClick to display biography Joachim

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Sztum: Prison in Sztum was built in 1910‑4, during the Prussian (German) partition of Poland. Initially, it had 450 cells that formed the letter 'T'. In the mid‑1930s — after World War I and the establishment of the Polish state, Sztum remained in Germany, in the West Prussian regency — another wing was added for 300 more prisoners, and the facility took the form of a cross. In 1939, just before the start of World War II, arrests of Polish activists began. Many passed through the Sztum prison before being sent to German concentration camps. During the war, the prison functioned normally. On 20.01.1945, in the face of the Russian offensive, the Germans began to evacuate the city and emptied the prison. After start of the Russian occupation, the Commie–Nazis held in prison, among others Germans, soldiers of the Polish resistance Home Army AK — until 1953 the prison was overcrowded: 501 cells held up to 6,000 prisoners. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.11.28]
)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
)

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:
ekai.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, encyklopedia.warmia.mazury.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.11.18]
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newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.23]
, www.rowery.olsztyn.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.11.18]

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