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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

RADWAŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph John (pl. Józef Jan)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łomża diocesemore on
www.kuria.lomza.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

Polish Catholic Mission in France
Płock diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

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

honorary titles

Cross of Valourmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place
of death

24.06.1941

on Minsk‐Chervyen roadtoday: Minsk reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]

alt. dates and places
of death

06.1941

Minsktoday: Minsk city reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of Russian occupation co‐founded, collaborated with and supported financially Polish clandestine resistance organization Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of future Polish Clandestine State).

Head of ZWZ propaganda unit in Augustów region (under „Bywały” nom‐de‐guerre).

Summoned by Russians to pay huge tax — contribution — went on 24‐25.09.1940 to Grajewo and there was promptly arrested by Russian NKVD.

Inhumanely tortured in Grajewo.

Held in Łomża and Minsk prisons.

Tortured.

On 27.05.1941 „sentenced” by Russian summary court in Minsk to death.

Murdered prob. during the „death march” — after German invasion in 06.1941of their erstwhile ally Russia — of Minsk prisoners rushed by Russians east, in Chervyen direction.

alt. details of death

According to some reports survived the Minsk prison evacuation in 06.1941 by the Russians and started to march — exhausted and with broken teeth — in the westerly direction, together with c. 7 other men.

There apprehended by some Russian army unit — prob. NKVD — loaded onto track and driven eastwards.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place
of birth

10.03.1891

Nowe Bródnotoday: neighborhood in Targówek neighborhood in Warsaw, Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

17.06.1916 (Płocktoday: Płock city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
)

positions held

till 1940

deputy dean — Rajgródtoday: Rajgród gm., Grajewo pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
RC deanery

1934 – 1940

parish priest — Rajgródtoday: Rajgród gm., Grajewo pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
⋄ Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Szczuczyntoday: Szczuczyn gm., Grajewo pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
RC deanery

1928 – 1934

dean — (northern France)today: France ⋄ Polish Mission

1928 – 1934

priest — Bruay‐en‐Artoistoday: Bruay‐la‐Buissière, Béthune arr., Pas‐de‐Calais dep., Hauts‐de‐France reg., France
more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]
— among Polish emigrants and migrants

1926 – c. 1928

priest — Nancytoday: Nancy arr., Meurthe‐et‐Moselle dep., Grand Est reg., France
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.08.05]
— among Polish emigrants and migrants

from 1920

vicar — Rzekuńtoday: Rzekuń gm., Ostrołęka pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
⋄ Sacred Heart of Jesus RC parish ⋄ Ostrołękatoday: Ostrołęka city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
RC deanery

1918 – 1920

vicar — Kadzidłotoday: Kadzidło gm., Ostrołęka pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Holy Spirit RC parish ⋄ Ostrołękatoday: Ostrołęka city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
RC deanery

1918

vicar — Płońsktoday: Płońsk urban gm., Płońsk pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Michael the Archangel RC parish ⋄ Płońsktoday: Płońsk urban gm., Płońsk pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
RC deanery

c. 1916 – 1918

vicar — Mławatoday: Mława urban gm., Mława pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Holy Trinity RC church ⋄ St Stanislav the Bishop and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Mławatoday: Mława urban gm., Mława pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
RC deanery

till 1916

student — Płocktoday: Płock city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

others related
in death

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murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Minsk‐Chervyen „death march: After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, the latter on 24.06.1941 started evacuation of two prisons in Minsk where many Poles, members of Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of future Polish Clandestine State), among others — Lithuanians, Belarusians — were held. Some of the prisoners — altogether a dozen or so thousands — were murdered in Minsk itself. The rest were marched in groups along the road towards Mogilev (c. 200 km). The murderers started from the outset — Russians shot with guns those deemed week. The bodies were left in ditches by the roadside. Chervyen (c. 60 km from Minsk) the column of prisoners — then only c. 2,000 strong — reached after 4 days. There, in a nearby forest, Russians murdered another few hundred of them. Only few dozen survived — thanks to German aerial bombing raid that forced Russians to flee. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]
)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‐occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced” for „counter‐revolutionary activities”, „anti‐Russian acts”, sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners „in custody”), held in NKVD‐run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‐50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‐called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‐responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

Kuropaty: In 1940 Russians executed prob. in Minsk on 17 Lenin Str. and buried in Kuropaty n. Minsk unknown number of Poles (POWs). On the so‐called „Belarusian Katyn list” — confirmed by the so‐called „disposal letters” sent in 04‐05.1940 by the 1st Special Department of the NKVD in Moscow regarding the transport of Polish prisoners of war to places of execution: 9 of these lists concern prisoners from Belarus — 3,870 names were recorded (according to some sources 4,465) and the prisoners were brought from NKVD prisons, among others from Brest (c. 1,500 people), Pinsk (c. 500), Baranavichy (c. 450). 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 1939‐1940: 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. Kuropaty is the place of death of up to 250,000 of victims (1937‐1941). To this day, neither the Russians nor the Belarusians have released detailed protocols of this genocide in their possession. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.17]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
)

Minsk: Russian prison. In 1937 site of mass murders perpetrated by the Russians during a „Great Purge”. After Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II place of incarceration of many Poles, In 06.1941, under attack by Germans, Russians murdered there a group of Polish prisoner kept in Central and co‐called American prisons in Mińsk. The rest were driven towards Chervyen in a „death march” (10,000‐20,000 prisoners perished), into Russia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

Łomża: During German occupation penal prison run by the Germans, where hundreds of Polish political prisoners were held captive. After Russian arrival prison run by Polish UB, a unit of murderous Russian NKVD. (more on: www.slady.ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
, www.sztetl.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
)

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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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]
)

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
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

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[access: 2015.03.01]
, cejsh.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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bibliographical:
Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‐1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
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