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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

BORKOWSKA

forename(s)

Francesca (pl. Franciszka)

religious forename(s)

Vincenta (pl. Wincenta)

function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Suffering (Franciscan Sisters of Suffering - CSFA)
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

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

date and place of birth

04.10.1885

Burzec (Łuków county)

positions held

Ministered as a nurse and a guardian in a „Shelter” (pl. „Przytulisko”), a hostel for women needing accomodation and help, at Wilcza 7 Str. and in the Institute for Terminally Ill on Puławska 133d Str. (by Królikarnia palace) — with a small hospital’s church — in Warsaw

date and place of death

16.09.1944

Warsaw

cause of death

extermination - city shelling

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during German occupation, during Warsaw Uprising ministered as a nurse of Medical Service of Warsaw Region of Home Army AK codename „Bakcyl” — in 5th Mokotów AK Region. Ministered at a field hospital on 133b Puławska Str. Perished during hospital bombardment by the Germans ministering till the last moments to the wounded and sick. 4 other nuns, many patients, fighters and civilians perished as well.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CIEŚLAK Antonina (Sr Barbara), CYRANKOWSKA Claire (Sr Francesca), PETRULEWICZ Francesca (Sr Christine), WAWROWSKA Hedwig

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw (Puławska 133d): Hospital for terminally ill run by the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Suffering, at Puławska 113d str., near Królikarnia palace, in Warsaw. During Warsaw Uprising used as field hospital for the „Bakcyl” unit of Polish insurgent army (Warsaw District of the Polish Home Army Sanitarium — Mokotów V Region) where sisters ministered as nurses. In 09.1944 due to heavy bombardment of Mokotów district of Warsaw many homeless who lost their homes found shelter in the basement of the hospital’s church. On 16.09.1944 the hospital and adjacent church were shelled by the Germans and put to rubble. 5 Franciscan nuns, many patients, fighters and civilians perished. (more on: archidiecezja.warszawa.pl [access: 2015.03.01])

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], archidiecezja.warszawa.pl [access: 2015.03.01]

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