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

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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • BOHATKIEWICZ Mieczyslav, source: ksiegahonoru.salon24.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBOHATKIEWICZ Mieczyslav
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religious status

blessed

surname

BOHATKIEWICZ

forename(s)

Mieczyslav (pl. Mieczysław)

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    Monument to the murdered, Borek forest n. Berezwecz
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    Commemorative plaque, monument to the murdered, Borek forest n. Berezwecz
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    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Pinsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

01.01.1904

Krykały

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.08.1933 (Pińsk cathedral)

positions held

parish priest of Dryssa behind Dźwina river parish (1941‑2), f. parish priest of Pelikany parish (1939‑41), f. prefect of gymnasium in Łuniniec (1936‑9), f. prefect of Lower Theological Seminary in Drohiczyn (1933‑6), f. philosophy and theology student of Pińsk diocese Theological Seminary in Pińsk (c. 1925‑33), f. philosophy and theology student of Mińsk diocese Theological Seminary in Nowogródek (till c. 1925)

date and place of death

04.03.1942

(Borok forest, Berezwecz-Hlybokaye, Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, start of the II World War and start of Russian occupation moved to Vilnius diocese and took parish priest post in Pelikany. There prob. was involved in organization of Polish clandestine resistance Union of Armed Struggle ZWZ movement (part of Polish Clandestine State). After German attack of their erstwhile ally Russian in 06.1941 sent by Abp Jałbrzykowski beyond former Polish border, to Dryssa, where Catholic had not seen a priest for 20 years. Prob. provided help to persecuted Jews. Arrested by the Germans on 16.01.1943, denounced by the Ukrainian–communist. Incarcerated in Brasław and next transported to Berezwecz (Głębokie) prison. There tortured. Had a chance to escape from prison hospital but refused not wanting to the hospital staff in danger. Sentenced to death and executed in a nearby forest together with Fr Vladislaus Maćkowiak and Stanislaus Pyrtek, four captured Russian escapee soldiers from a POW camp and a baptized Jewess.

perpetrators

Germans

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

HLEBOWICZ Henry, KASZYRA George, LESZCZEWICZ Anthony, DRONICZ Romualdo, MACIEJOWSKI Boleslaus, MAĆKOWIAK Vladislav, MASIULANIS Adam, PYRTEK Stanislaus, SKORKO Anthony, WIECZOREK Vladislav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Berezwecz: In a Basilian monastery in 1939 Russians organised a prison, mainly for Poles. In 06.1941, after German attack, Russians murdered there hundreds of prisoners. Few thousands were marched off and murdered on the way by Russian escort. After German aggression the prison was used by the new aggressors. Inmates were murdered in the monastery itself and in a nearby forest in Borek. C. 27,000 prisoners of different nationalities, mainly Polish citizens, perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], www.radzima.org [access: 2013.10.05])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.11.06], www.archibial.pl [access: 2012.12.28]
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
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
original images:
ksiegahonoru.salon24.pl [access: 2016.11.06], blogi.czarnota.org [access: 2016.11.06], blogi.czarnota.org [access: 2016.11.06], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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