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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

KNYPS

forename(s)

Louis (pl. Ludwik)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Wrocław diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Olomouc archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.10.31]

honorary titles

Order of „Polonia Restituta”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place of death

18.03.1944

Cieszyntoday: Cieszyn gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]

details of death

When in 1938, following the agreement in Munich, the region of Zaolzie — Cieszyn Silesia — with a Polish majority, was incorporated into Poland after the partition of Czechoslovakia, welcomed the Polish president, Ignacy Mościcki, to his city.

Became also local dean in the Katowice diocese, which his parish was incorporated into.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, warned of impeding arrest — as part of Intelligenzaktion, German extermination plan of Polish intelligentsia.

Left his parish and moved to Wrocław.

With Card.

Bertram's approval clandestinely started to minister as a chaplain in Szklarska Poręba.

In the autumn of 1943 arrested by Germans — formally for refusal to wear red armband with a white letter „P”, denoting a Pole.

Jailed in Jelenia Góra prison and next in Wrocław prison.

Finally moved to Katowice prison.

Released but forbidden to return to Fryštát parish.

Gravely ill, after prison experience, spent some time in Chrzanów hospital.

Next moved to Sisters of Mercy of St.

Borromeo hospital in Cieszyn, where soon perished (prob. suffering from liver cancer).

cause of death

exhaustion and disease

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

25.07.1875

Dolní MarkloviceZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
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[access: 2022.02.15]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

05.07.1899

positions held

1940 – 1943

chaplain {Szklarska Porębatoday: Szklarska Poręba urban gm., Karkonosze pow., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.12]
, Sisters of Mercy of St Borromeo monastery}

1938 – 1940

dean {dean.: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1917 – c. 1940

parish priest {parish: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1913 – 1917

administrator {parish: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1902 – 1913

vicar {parish: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: FryštátZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Karviná–město, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1899 – 1902

vicar {parish: Ustrońtoday: Ustroń urban gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Clement, the Pope and Martyr; dean.: Cieszyntoday: Cieszyn gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1899

vicar {parish: Istebnatoday: Istebna gm., Cieszyn pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.15]
, Good Shepherd; dean.: JablunkovZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Frýdek–Místek dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
}

till 1899

student {Olomouctoday: Olomouc dist., Olomouc reg., Czechia
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.18]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

ADAMECKIClick to display biography Joseph, BARABASZClick to display biography John Nepomucene, GALOCZClick to display biography Clement, KAŁUŻAClick to display biography Francis Matthew, KAŁUŻAClick to display biography Charles, KUKLAClick to display biography Stanislaus, KULAClick to display biography Joseph, OLSZAKClick to display biography Henry, PAŹDZIORAClick to display biography Augustine, SZYMECZEKClick to display biography Frederick, TOMANEKClick to display biography Rudolph, WRZOŁClick to display biography Louis, MAROSZClick to display biography John, PŁOSZEKClick to display biography Rudolph, SOSNAClick to display biography Charles

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Katowice (prison): Detention centre run by Germans and later, in 1945, took over by the Commie–Nazis.

Intelligenzaktion Schlesien: A planned action of arrests and extermination of Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite in general recorded in a proscription list called „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” — participants of Upper Silesia uprisings, former Polish plebiscite activists, journalists, politicians, intellectuals, civil servants, priests — organised by Germans mainly in 04‑05.1940, aiming at total Germanisation of the region. The relevant decree, no IV–D2–480/40, was issued by the RSHA, i.e. Germ. Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Eng. Reich Security Office), and signed by Heinrich Himmler or Reinhard Heydrich. Some of those arrested were murdered in mass executions, some were deported to the German–run General Governorate, and some were sent to concentration camps. The personal details of 3,047 people deported within two months of 1940 were established. Among the victims were 33 Catholic priests, 22 of whom perished in concentration camps (the clergy were sent — in 5 transports — first to KL Dachau, and then to KL Gusen, where they slaved in quarries). Altogether, the Germans murdered c. 2,000 members of the Polish Upper Silesia intellectual elite. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]
)

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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