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  • WOŹNIAK Michael - Contemporary image, potrait, graphical design by A.and T. Wysocki, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish church, Kamionna, source: niedziela.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOŹNIAK Michael
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  • WOŹNIAK Michael - Contemporary image, Blessed Kutno Martyrs parish church, Kutno, source: www.meczennicykutnowscy.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOŹNIAK Michael
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religious status

blessed

surname

WOŹNIAK

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

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    Commemorative plaque, Blessed Kutno Martyrs' church, Kutno
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    Commemorative plaque, St John archcathedral, Warszawa
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  • WOŹNIAK Michael - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWOŹNIAK Michael
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999more on
www.swzygmunt.knc.pl
[access: 2013.05.19]

John Paul IImore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

function

diocesan priest

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

Warsaw archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

Rochettum et Mantolettum canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

Papal chamberlainmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.22]

date and place of death

16.05.1942

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

more on
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[access: 2016.05.30]

alt. dates and places of death

17.05.1942

details of death

During World War I from 02.04.1918 imprisoned by Germans — together with a group of his parishioners — in Modlin fortress for hiding church bells.

Released on 21.06.1918.

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans for the first time on 16.09.1939.

Held as a hostage but on the same day released.

Arrested again by the Germans on 10.11.1939.

Held in Kutno prison.

Released next day on 11.11.1939.

Interrogated many times and continuously persecuted by German Gestapo.

Finally arrested by the Germans on 06.10.1941.

Interned in Ląd transit camp.

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

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

09.09.1875

Suchy Lasform.: part of Sokołów village
today: Michałowice gm., Pruszków pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

alt. dates and places of birth

Sokołówtoday: Michałowice gm., Pruszków pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.09.1906 (Holy Cross church in Warsawmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2018.02.15]
)

positions held

1923 – 1941

dean {dean.: Kutnotoday: Kutno urban gm., Kutno pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1923 – 1941

parish priest {parish: Kutnotoday: Kutno urban gm., Kutno pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Lawrence the Deacon and Martyr; dean.: Kutnotoday: Kutno urban gm., Kutno pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1920 – 1923

dean {dean.: Jadówtoday: Jadów gm., Wołomin pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.03.16]
}

1920 – 1923

parish priest {parish: Kamionnatoday: Łochów gm., Węgrów pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Jadówtoday: Jadów gm., Wołomin pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.03.16]
}

1911 – 1920

parish priest {parish: Chojnatatoday: Kowiesy gm., Skierniewice pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Martin, the Bishop and Confessor}

1909 – 1911

administrator {parish: Wiśniewtoday: Jakubów gm., Mińsk Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Holy Trinity}

vicar {parish: Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]
, St Anthony of Padua}

vicar {parish: Tomaszów Mazowieckitoday: Tomaszów Mazowiecki urban gm., Tomaszów Mazowiecki pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.29]
, St Anthony of Padua}

vicar {parish: Łódźtoday: Łódź city pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, Exaltation of the Holy Cross}

vicar {parish: Mińsk Mazowieckitoday: Mińsk Mazowiecki urban gm., Mińsk Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary}

1902 – 1906

student {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

1897 – 1900

student {Lombriascotoday: Turin prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.09]
, Philosophical Institute (also known as the Philosophical Studentate), St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}

1897 – 1898

novitiate {Lombriascotoday: Turin prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.09]
, Congregation's house, St Francis de Sales Society SDB — Salesians}, prob.

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The urn containing the ashes of the victim — the body was prob. cremated at Germ. Ostfriedhof (Eng. Eastern cemetery) in Munich — is being kept in Am Perlacher Forst cemetery, at place known as Germ. Ehrenhain I (Eng. „Remembrance Grove nr 1”), in Munich (marked as urn no K3509)

others related in death

OZIĘBŁOWSKIClick to display biography Michael

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28203Click 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
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

Ląd: In 1940‑41, in a formerly cistercian priory and monastery (today Salesian Institute) in Ląd on Warta river Germans set‑up a transit camp for Polish priests and religious, from Włocławek, Gniezno, Warszawa, Poznań, Płock and Częstochowa dioceses and religious and monks from a number of congregations. Approx. 152 religious (70 till 03.04.1941 and 82 in 6‑28.10.1941) were held there prior to being sent to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: yadda.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
)

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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

sources

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, arolsen-archives.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.10.13]
, www.ipgs.usClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]

bibliograhical:, „Urns kept at the Am Perlacher Forst cemetery — analysis”, Mr Gregory Wróbel, curator of the Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź, private correspondence, 25.05.2020,
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[access: 2018.02.15]
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[access: 2013.05.19]
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[access: 2018.02.15]
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[access: 2018.02.15]
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[access: 2018.02.15]
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[access: 2018.02.15]
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[access: 2019.05.30]
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, www.szczecin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]

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