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

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  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus, source: episkopat.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
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    15.01.1939, Warsaw
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surname

WOJTYNIAK

forename(s)

Ceslaus (pl. Czesław)

  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye, source: www.moremaiorum.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye
    source: www.moremaiorum.pl
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  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, St Peter and St Paul church, Kostrzyń, source: kostrzyn-24.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, St Peter and St Paul church, Kostrzyń
    source: kostrzyn-24.pl
    own collection
  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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    Underground Resistance State monument, Poznań
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  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, monument, Wąwolnica, source: radio.lublin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, monument, Wąwolnica
    source: radio.lublin.pl
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  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, Exultation of the Holy Cross monastery, Kalwaria Pacławska, source: ofm.krakow.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, Exultation of the Holy Cross monastery, Kalwaria Pacławska
    source: ofm.krakow.pl
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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  • WOJTYNIAK Ceslaus - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOJTYNIAK Ceslaus
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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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]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

prelatemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

„Cross of Valour”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

„Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.02.02]

„Medal of Independence”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.02.02]

Commemorative Medal for War of 1918-21more on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.10.13]

Ten Years of Independence Medalmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.10.13]

date and place of death

11.05.1940

Tvertoday: Tver oblast, Russia
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]

alt. dates and places of death

04.1940

details of death

During World War I drafted in 1915 into German army.

Till 1918 served as military chaplain of King William I 7th Grenadiers Regiment.

During Greater Poland Uprising of 1918‑9 chaplain of insurgents' unit in Kościan.

Next as chaplain of the 1st Greater Poland Uhlans Cavalry Regiment (1919) and military parish priest of 14th Infantry Division (from 1919) of the Polish Army participant of the Polish–Russian war of 1919‑20 (took part in battles near Mińsk Litewski and Bobruys, held by Polish troops from 08.1919 till the summer of 1920, among others).

Next chaplain to the Silesian Uprising insurgents units (1921).

After Russian invasion of Poland on 17.09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested in unknown circumstances by the Russians.

Jailed in Wołoczyska and next in Kozielsk concentration camp.

On Christmas Eve of 24.12.1939 prob. moved to Butyrki prison in Moscow and in the spring of 1940 to Ostaszków concentration camp.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

19.07.1891

Puszczykowotoday: Puszczykowo urban gm., Poznań pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.25]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

19.12.1914 (Gniezno cathedralmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1939

chancellor {Polish Army Field Curia; deputy to military Bp Joseph Gawlina}

1934 – 1939

manager {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]
, department, Field Bishop's Curia}, from 19.03.1937 the rank of colonel (2007 posthumously appointed to the rank of brigadier general)

dean {Command of the Corps District DOK No. IX Brest, Polish Army}

1930 – 1934

parish priest {parish: Brest on Bugform.: Brest–Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.29]
, St Casimir; Command of the Corps District DOK No. IX Brest, Polish Army; dean.: Brest on Bugform.: Brest–Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.29]
; military}

1929 – 1930

chaplain {Baranavichytoday: Baranavichy dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.05.02]
, Nowogródek Brigade, Border Security Corps KOP}

deputy military dean {Command of the Corps District DOK No. VII Poznań, Polish Army}

till 1929

parish priest {parish: Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, St Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; military}

from 12.1919

parish priest {Polish Army}, 14th Infantry Division

1919

chaplain {Polish Army}, 1st Greater Poland Cavalry Regiment

from 01.06.1919

chaplain {Polish Army}, professional

1915 – 1918

chaplain {7th King William's Grenadier Regiment, Army of the German Empire}

from 1918

vicar {parish: Kościantoday: Kościan gm., Kościan pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption; dean.: Kościantoday: Kościan gm., Kościan pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
}

vicar {parish: Kostrzyntoday: Kostrzyn gm., Poznań pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Kostrzyntoday: Kostrzyn gm., Poznań pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
}

from 1915

vicar {parish: Pniewytoday: Pniewy gm., Szamotuły pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, St Lawrence the Martyr; dean.: Lwówektoday: Lwówek gm., Nowy Tomyśl pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

till 1914

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

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

others related in death

DUBIELClick to display biography Alexander, JANASClick to display biography Mieczyslav, KACPRZAKClick to display biography Joseph, MARCOŃClick to display biography Mieczyslav, MASŁOŃClick to display biography Vladislav, MIKUCZEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MIODUSZEWSKIClick to display biography John, NOWAKClick to display biography Edmund, OCHABClick to display biography Vladimir, PASZKOClick to display biography Richard, ROMANOWSKIClick to display biography Victor, SKORELClick to display biography Joseph, SZWEDClick to display biography Bronislaus, ZAKRZEWSKIClick to display biography Francis, DADACZYŃSKIClick to display biography Roman Joseph, GORGOLEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, SMOLIŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph Tomislav, TRZYBIŃSKIClick to display biography Valentine, WILKANSClick to display biography Julian

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Tver: On 04.04–22.05.1940 Russians executed in Tver c. 6,314 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Ostaszków concentration camp. The prisoners were brought to the NKVD building (now Tver Medical Institute at Sovetskaya Str., formerly classical gymnasium), identified, chained, and then murdered by a shot from a German Walther P38 pistol into the back of the head. The bodies where next dumped in mass graves in ditches in the Miednoje forest. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision – Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 – to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia, confirmed by the order No.00350 of the head of the NKVD, Mr Lavrentyi Beria, on the "discharge of NKVD prisons" in Ukraine and Belarus. There are indications – i.e. 4 so–called "NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences" of 1939–40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow – of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular – decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr Lavrentyi Beria, in another German leader's hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.05.09]
)

Ostaszków: In 1939‑40 in Ostaszków — in practice on Seliger lake Stołobnyj and Swietlica islands, c. 11 km from Ostaszków, in a former Orthodox monastery, Niłowo–Stołobieńska Hermitage — Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 6,570 were kept there out of which approx. 6,300 were subsequently — as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — executed in Twer. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
)

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.05.01]
)

Kozielsk: In 1939‑40 in Kozielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 4,300 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Katyń. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
)

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]
)

Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

Greater Poland Uprising: Military insurrection of Poles living in Posen Provinz (Eng. Poznań province) launched against German Reich in 1918‑9 aiming to incorporate lands captured by Prussia during partitions of Poland in XVIII century into Poland, reborn in 1918. Started on 27.12.1918 in Poznań and finished with total Polish victory on 16.02.1919 by a ceasefire in Trier. Many Polish priests took part in the Uprising, both as chaplains of the insurgents units and members and leaders of the Polish agencies and councils set up in the areas covered by the Uprising. In 1939 after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World war those priests were particularly persecuted by the Germans and majority of them were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.08.14]
)

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