The plaque commemorating murdered organists of the Diocese of Lublin  Cover Image

Tablica upamiętniająca zamordowanych organistów diecezji lubelskiej
The plaque commemorating murdered organists of the Diocese of Lublin

Author(s): Grzegorz Misiura
Subject(s): History
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: organists of the Diocese of Lublin; murdered organists; the plaque commemorating the organists; the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lublin; the Diocese of Lublin

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a plaque commemorating organists of the Diocese of Lublin who were murdered by the Nazis in different places and circumstances. The plaque is located in the vestibule of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lublin. Before the war this church was the place where there was the office of the Board of the College of the Organists in the Diocese of Lublin. The article focuses on the circumstances of putting up and blessing the plaque. That was possible thanks to the efforts of the members of the Commission of Organists Affairs, attached to the Episcopal Curia in Lublin. Then the author quotes the detailed biographies of the people whose names are inscribed on the plaque, primarily taking account of their war experiences, as well as the places and dates of their service in positions of organists in individual parishes. Some biographies include discovered camp photographs and the scans of signatures from the registers. These photos complement and illustrate the written text. Doing the research for the article, the author established contact with the archives of the former Nazi concentration camps, some state archives in Poland and selected Registry Offices, where he received the appropriate materials. The article is supplemented with the information from the literature, the press and the Internet. The next part of the article presents, in a table, war experiences of the organists listed on the plaque and the analysis of this material, which results in the statistical information given by the author. The last part makes reference to the post-war organists’ memories of their murdered colleagues, which was reflected in the documentation produced by them.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 102
  • Page Range: 123-141
  • Page Count: 18