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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

BAREJKA

surname
versions/aliases

BAREJSKA

forename(s)

Catherine (pl. Katarzyna)

religious forename(s)

Gertrude (pl. Gertruda)

  • BAREJKA Catherine (Sr Gertrude) - Monument, St Casimir church, Warsaw-Old Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAREJKA Catherine (Sr Gertrude)
    Monument, St Casimir church, Warsaw-Old Town
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function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Benedictine Nuns of the Blessed Sacrament (Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration - OSBap)
more on: www.sites.google.com [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

23.06.1896

Ponurzyca (Otwock county)

positions held

Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration monastery with St Casimir church in Warsaw–Old Town

date and place of death

31.08.1944

Warsaw

cause of death

shelling (bombardment)

details of death

Perished during Warsaw Uprising — during German occupation after German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War — under the rubble of a bombed out by the Germans St Casimir church in Warsaw, during Uprising turned into a field hospital run by Medical Service of Warsaw District of Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) codename „Bakcyl” — in the AK „North” Group.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

BORKEM Louise (Sr Antonina), KARCZ Hedwig (Sr Joachima), KARCZEWSKA Sophia (Sr Rose), KILIAŃSKA Catherine (Sr Benita), KOPERSKA Apolonia (Sr Tomea), KOWALSKA Victoria (Sr Anne), KRAKÓW Irene (Sr Hillary), KUŹMIŃSKA Margaret (Sr Catherine), MARCZUK Helen (Sr Bernadette), MATUSZCZAK Mary (Sr Anselma), MIĘTKOWSKA Mary (Sr Cecilia), NARUK Mary (Sr Elisabeth), OLĘDZKA Janet (Sr Josephine), PIOTROWSKA Antonina (Sr Casimira), POGONOWSKA Irene (Sr Vladislava), POLAKOWSKA Mary (Sr Flavia), PRZEMYSKA Angela (Sr Stanislava), PRZYKOPEK (Sr Janet), PUCHAŁA Genevieve (Sr Hedwig), REJEWSKA Stephanie Wanda (Sr Ignacia), RUDNICKA Caroline (Sr Clementa), SCHMITZ de GROLLENBOURG Mary Josephine (Sr Magdalene), SIWEK Francesca (Sr Barbara), SŁOWACKA Sophia (Sr Andrew), SUMIŃSKA Bogumila (Sr Columba), SZKIŁONDŹ Casimira (Sr Modesta), TOKARSKA Janet (Sr Agnes), TOMASZEWSKA Aurelia (Sr Therese), TRYC Josephine (Sr Aloise), TURAK Rosalie (Sr Czeslava), ŻELAZEK Josephine (Sr Margaret), ZALEWSKA Laurence (Sr Augustine), ZAŁUSKA Sophia (Sr Innocenta), ZDROJEWSKA Marianne (Sr Claire)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw (St Casimir church): On 31.08.1944 during Warsaw Uprising Germans run a bombing raid on St Casimir church at 2 Rynek Nowego Miasta (Old Town region), one of the most precious Baroque buildings in Poland, still under insurgents control. The bombs pierced through the basement ceiling that caved in. In the church Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration run a field hospital run to Medical Service of Warsaw District of Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) codename „Bakcyl” — in the AK „North” Group. Under rubble c. 1,000 civilians (mainly wounded patients), 4 Catholic priests and 34 nuns perished (one other nun died a few days later from exhaustion), as well as a few dozen Jews who survived Warsaw ghetto and went into hiding. The monastery and church complex were laid in ruins (destruction was estimated at 80‑90%). (more on: www.benedyktynki-sakramentki.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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.org [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. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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. „The 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 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.1944.pl [access: 2013.05.19], grafik.rp.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965

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