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St Sigismund parish
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religious status

blessed

surname

ZAPŁATA

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

religious forename(s)

Dominic (pl. Dominik)

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beatification date

13.06.1999more on
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John Paul IImore on
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function

laybrother

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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congregation

Congregation of Religious Brothers of Heart of Jesus (Heart of Jesus Brothers - CFCI)more on
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date and place of death

19.02.1945

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

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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, took up the post of porter at abandoned Archbishop's house in Poznań.

There arrested by the Germans on 03.10.1939.

Jailed in KL Posen (VII) concentration camp.

Next kept in Kazimierz Biskupi transit camp.

On 24.05.1940 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp and from there on 02.08.1940 to Mauthausen–Gusen concentration camp where he slaved in quarries.

Finally on 08.12.1940 brought back, totally exhausted, to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished: when typhus epidemic broke out in the concentration camp voluntarily agreed to tend to the victims — together with him c. 32 other Polish priests volunteered, among them Fr Stephen Vincent Frelichowski who was the inspiration behind this ministry, Fr Paul Januszewski, Fr Sigismund Mikołajewski, Fr George Stanislaus Musiał, Fr Stephen Zielonka and at least one German priest, Fr Richard Henkes.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion, starvation, typhus

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

05.03.1904

Jerkatoday: Krzywiń gm., Kościan pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

05.01.1904

religious vows

08.09.1928 (temporary)
10.03.1938 (permanent)

positions held

superior at Congregation's house in Poznań at 6 Ostrów Tumski Str. (till 1939) — Metropolitan Curia and Polish Primate's chancellery office worker, f. superior of Congregation's house in Lviv — sacristan at St Elisabeth church and master of novices, among others, in Congregation from 14.04.1927

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others related in death

FRELICHOWSKIClick to display biography Steven Vincent, HENKESClick to display biography Richard, JANUSZEWSKIClick to display biography Paul (Fr Hillary), MIKOŁAJEWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund, MUSIAŁClick to display biography George Stanislaus, ZIELONKAClick to display biography Steven

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 11057, 22099Click 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: Germans imprisoned there 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 webpageaccess: 2016.05.30)

KL Mauthausen-Gusen: A large group of German concentration camps set up around the villages of Mauthausen and Gusen in Upper Austria, c. 30 km east of Linz, operational from 1938 till 05.1945. Over time it became of the largest labour camp complexes in the German–controlled part of Europe encompassing four major camps concentration camps (Mauthausen, Gusen I, Gusen II and Gusen III) and more than 50 sub–camps where inmates slaved in quarries (the granite extracted, previously used to pave the streets of Vienna, was intended for a complete reconstruction of major German towns according to Albert Speer plans), munitions factories, mines, arms factories and Me 262 fighter–plane assembly plants. The complex served the needs of the German war machine and also carried out extermination through labour. Initially did not have a its own gas chamber and the intended victims were mostly moved to the infamous Hartheim Castle, 40.7 km east, or killed by lethal injection and cremated in the local crematorium. Later a van with the exhaust pipe connected to the inside shuttled between Mauthausen and Gusen. In 12.1941 a permanent gas chamber was built. C. 122,000‑360,000 of prisoners perished. Many Polish priests were held, including those captured during the program of extermination of Polish intelligentsia („Intelligenzaktion”). The camp complex was founded and run as a source for cheap labour for private enterprise. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.03.10)

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.12.27)

Kazimierz Biskupi: As part of Germ. „Intelligenzaktion”, a program aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia, the Germans set up an internment camp for altogether 42 Polish Catholic priests, mainly from Greater Poland (Wielkopolski) — activists of Catholic organizations, canons of the Poznań cathedral chapter, Dominican and Conventual Franciscan friars from Poznań — in the Missionary of the Holy Family (MSF) monastery, in Kazimierz Biskupi village, near Konin. The camp operated from 09.11.1939 to 26.08.1940. Some of the priests were released by Germans, the rest being transported to German concentration camps, where 8 of them perished. (more on: regionwielkopolska.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.10.05)

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 webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

sources

personal:
zbsj.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23, www.ipgs.usClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.12.28, jzaplata.blogspot.comClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.03.10
bibliograhical:, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
original images:
150.254.192.234Click to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.08.10, www.polskaniezwykla.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.03.10, www.swietyjozef.kalisz.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2019.05.30, prawy.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2019.05.30, www.polskaniezwykla.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.03.10, www.szczecin.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.09.21

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