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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

ZACHAREK

forename(s)

Kazimierz

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Włocławek diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Warsaw archdiocesemore on
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Tarnów diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
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[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

10.08.1944

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.10.09]

details of death

On 01.01.1939 nominated chaplain of the reserves of the Polish Army.

In 08.1939 prob. mobilized.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after Polish defeat and start of German occupation, returned to his home diocese.

Deported by the Germans? / crossed over clandestinely? in 1940 to the German–run General Governorate.

Settled in one Tarnów diocese parishes.

For some time held in Nowy Sącz prison, interrogated and prob. tortured but finally released.

In 1942 moved to Warsaw where ministered at All Saints church at Grzybowski Square.

Perished in this church during Warsaw Uprising, ministering as chaplain to the fighters of resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) — according to one account under the rubble of a burning and falling church spire while attempting to stem the fire, according to other shot by a German sharpshooter.

cause of death

warfare

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

03.04.1909

Brześć Kujawskitoday: Brześć Kujawski gm., Włocławek pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1935

positions held

1942 – 1944

priest {church: Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, All the Saints}

c. 1940 – 1942

priest {dioc.: Tarnów}

1937 – 1940

vicar {parish: Wartatoday: Warta gm., Sieradz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Sieradztoday: Sieradz urban gm., Sieradz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.05]
}, also: prefect of elementary schools

1936 – 1937

vicar {parish: Chełmica Wielkatoday: Chełmica Duża, Fabianki gm., Włocławek pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, St James the Apostle; dean.: Lipnotoday: Lipno gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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}

1935 – 1936

vicar {parish: Przedecztoday: Przedecz gm., Koło pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Holy Family; dean.: Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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}

1930 – 1935

student {Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

ADAMSKIClick to display biography Leon, BRZOZOWSKIClick to display biography Hieronim

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

Deportations from niem. Reichsgau Wartheland: After defeating Poland in 1939 a new province was created in Germany, Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland (Eng. Warta German Region) and defined as „indigenous German”, although in 1939 Germans constituted less than 10% of the total population there. In the same 1939, the national–socialist leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, announced the need to move Germans from the East to the Reich, mainly to the Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland. Another German leader, Robert Ley, stated, „In 50 years there will be a thriving German country where there will be neither a Pole nor a Jew! If someone asks me where they will be, I will answer: I don't know. In Palestine or in the Sahara desert, I don't care. But German people will live here!” Deportations began. By the end of 1939, c. 80 railway transports were sent to the General Governorate — a total of 87,883 people, mainly Poles and Jews. By 03.1941, over 280,000 people had been displaced. The deported had the right to take with them 12‑30 kg per person. They were given half an hour to pack. Over 60,000 Germans from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, later from other regions, were brought in to replace them. In 1941, c. 70,000 remaining Jewsa were displaced. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.11.20]
)

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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]
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, www.warszawa.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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, www.wola.waw.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.01.16]

bibliograhical:, „Victims of German crime among Włocławek diocese clergy”, Fr Stanislau Librowski, „Włocławek Diocese Chronicle”, 07‑08.1947,
original images:
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