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05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

ZWOLSKI

forename(s)

Steven (pl. Stefan)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)more on
www.archpoznan.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Sacred Theology

honorary titles

Minor Canonmore on
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[access: 2014.11.14]
(Poznań collegiate)

date and place of death

11.01.1945

Świdertoday: part of Otwock, Otwock gm., Otwock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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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, arrested in 1941 by the Germans.

Jailed in KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp.

Released after some time but deported to German‑run General Governorate.

There managed to survive till Russians arrival and start of Russian occupation — Świder village Russians took over on 30.07.1944 but then the German–Russian front stopped moving for on 01.08.1944 Warsaw Uprising started and Russian genocidal leader, Joseph Stalin, prob. issued an order to his armies to slow down the offensive.

The front ceased on Vistula river line.

Did not manage to return to his diocese — perished few days before Russian final winter offensive of 1945 that ended up with German defeat.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans / Russians

date and place of birth

1879

Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.12.1901 (Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

1923 – 1941

canon {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Penitentiary (Major), Notary, Archivist and Master of Ceremonies, St Mary Magdalene collegiate, Collegiate Chapter}

till 1939

pro–synodal examiner {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Metropolitan Curia}, also: priests teaching religion in secondary schools

till 1939

censor of religious books (Lat. censores librorum) {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Metropolitan Curia}

1935 – 1936

administrator {parish: Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18
, St Mary Magdalene; church: St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr}

1927 – 1932

vice–official (i.e. judicial deputy vicar) {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18
, Archbishop's Metropolitan Court}

pro–synodal judge {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18
, Archbishop's Metropolitan Court}

from 1909

professor {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18
, Theological Seminary}, incl. lecturer in dogmatics (1909‑19)

1904 – 1909

vicar {parish: Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Mary Magdalene; church: St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr}, mansionaire

till c. 1903

PhD student {Münstertoday: Münster city dist., Münster reg., North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany
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, theology, Wilhelm University of Westphalia (from 1907), Royal University of Theology and Philosophy (1902–1907), Royal Theological and Philosophical Academy (1843–1902); today Münster, North Rhine–Westphalia}

till 1901

student {Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Practical Theological Seminary (Lat. Seminarium Clericorum Practicum)}

from 1898

student {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary (Collegium Leoninum)}

{author of books about Poznań}

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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 webpageaccess: 2013.12.04)

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)

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)

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bibliograhical:, „Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981,
original images:
audiovis.nac.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2016.03.14, audiovis.nac.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2016.03.14, www.wbc.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.07.20, www.wbc.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2020.04.25, billiongraves.comClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2016.08.14

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