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

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

SOSNA

forename(s)

Charles (pl. Karol)

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function

diocesan seminarian

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Wrocław archdiocesemore on
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Katowice diocesemore on
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date and place of death

26.10.1943

Mosty u JablunkovaZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Frýdek–Místek dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

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details of death

During gymnasium years in Orłowa member of Polish Scouting Organisation in Czechoslovakia and local Polish Educational Society unit.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, unable to return to Kraków (found himself stranded in him homeland region then incorporated into Germany proper, while Kraków was in German–run General Governorate) got a job as an unskilled physical worker in Orłowa.

From 08/09.1942 member of Polish resistance Home Army AK „August” intelligence unit (part of Polish Clandestine State) under nom‑de‑guerre „Zbigniew”.

Collected information on Poles arrested by the Germans, deportations, movements of German forces in Zaolzie, police and other German political and military organization status.

Arrested by the Germans on 16.03.1943.

Held and interrogated in Cieszyn prison.

Next moved to Mysłowice prison.

Finally murdered by the Germans in a public execution of 10 victims — hung.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

02.12.1916

Dolní LutyněZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
form.: German Lutyně
today: Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

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positions held

1939

clerk {BoguminZaolzie – Cieszyn Silesia
today: Starý Bohumín in Bohumín town, Karviná dist., Moravian–Silesian reg., Czechia

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}

1938

student {Krakówtoday: Kraków city pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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, Department of Theology, Jagiellonian University UJ}, due to leg disease, he did not start studies

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

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, Catholic weekly, „In defense of truth”}

till 1938

student {Vidnavatoday: Jeseník dist., Olomouc reg., Czechia
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}, years 1‑3

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, KNYPSClick to display biography Louis, MAROSZClick to display biography John, PŁOSZEKClick to display biography Rudolph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

EG Myslowitz: Germ. Polizei Ersatz Gefängnis in Myslowitz (Eng. Police Substitute Prison Mysłowice) was operational from 13.02.1941 till 22.01.1945. Altogether c. 18,000 people went through it, including c. 2,000 women, mainly citizens of the Katowice regency, part of Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien (Eng. Upper Silesia Province) — on average from 100 to 1,200 at any one time. Initially only men were held captive. From 1941 also women were admitted, and from the beginning of 1943 a part of camp was dedicated to underage boys (underage girls were held in women block). Tortures were used. Killings and executions took place. Germans used also the camp to select people for public executions, without a proper court proceedings. Most of the prisoners, including children and teens were subsequently dispatched to concentration and death camps (mainly to nearby KL Auschwitz). (more on: ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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Cieszyn: Remand jail run by German political police Gestapo — in the southern part (today: Czech) of town — and investigative prison — in northern (Polish) side, on the other bank of Olza river — run by Germans. In 1940 the prisoners were initially held in Cieszyn jail but next, due to an overcrowding, taken to former Josef and Jacob Kohn furniture manufacturing plant, by Frydecka Str. and Jabłonkowa Str. junction on the southern bank of Olza, where a transit camp was set up. The prisoners — more than 1,000 Poles went through the camp — were interrogated and whipped with horsewhips, prior to being sent to German concentration camps. (more on: www.sw.gov.plClick 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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bibliograhical:, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
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