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

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Tarnów diocesemore on
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Rdziostówtoday: Chełmiec gm., Nowy Sącz pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, for the first time arrested by the Germans on 22.05.1941 in Błonie.

Held in Tarnów prison.

Released on 03.09.1941.

Next worked as hired help at parish church in Nowy Sącz.

On 19.01.1943 put on hold studies at the Theogical Seminary in Tarnów.

Took part under „Słoneczko” nom‑de‑guerre in clandestine Polish resistance activities, within Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State).

In the rectory set up a clandestine contact point and distribution centre for clandestine leaflets and newspapers.

Pasted leaflets on city walls.

Arrested by the Germans in 07.1944.

Jailed in Nowy Sącz Gestapo prison at Szwedzka Str. Tortured.

Did not break. Murdered in a mass execution of 16 Poles, including Fr Mieczyslaus Dydyński, for „manning a drop point for resistance partisans from Polish clandestine Home Army AK” — in retaliation for liquidation of the German police unit.

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Gołąbkowicetoday: neighborhood in Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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Nowy Sącz: Penal prison run by the Germans. In 1939‑45 it was also an execution site, mainly Poles arrested by the Germans. After end of warfare used by commi‑nazi UB, Polish branch of Russian KGB, to hold „forgotten soldiers” who continued to fight against Russian occupation after 1945. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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Tarnów: The prison commissioned on 29.11.1926, considered at that time to be the most modern of its kind in Europe. During World War II and the German occupation, it functioned under the name of Germ. Deutsche Strafanstalt Tarnów (Eng. Penal Institution Tarnów) and was initially used as a transit camp for Polish prisoners of war, and then as a prison of the German political police Gestapo. In total, the Germans held about 25,000 Poles there. Many of them were shot by the Germans in the surrounding villages, others were transported to concentration camps. Among others, on 14.06.1940, a transport of 728 prisoners, who became the first prisoners of the newly established German concentration camp KL Auschwitz, was sent from the Tarnów prison. Later, about 50 such transports were sent to KL Auschwitz, and others to KL Sachsenhausen, KL Gross Rosen, KL Ravensbruck, KL Płaszów, and the children's camp in Łódź. After the end of the military operations of World War II and the beginning of the Russian occupation, political prisoners, opponents of the Commie–Nazi regime of the Russian republic known as prl, were also held there. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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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 Molotov–Ribbentrop 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 niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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
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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
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bibliograhical:, „Roman Catholic Church in Sącz country during II World War”, Fr John Kudelka, PhD dissertation, Zielona Góra 2014


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