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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

BRZÓSKA

surname
versions/aliases

BRZÓZKA

forename(s)

Hedwig (pl. Jadwiga)

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    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
    source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl
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function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Daughters of Charity - FdlC)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

02.04.1895

Kwilcz (Międzychód county)

positions held

ministered in St Vincent hospital in Gdyni

date and place of death

08.03.1943

KL Auschwitz

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation and after eviction of Congregation's nuns from the St Vincent hospital in Gdynia in 09.1939, moved to other Congregation's house in Chełmno (Culm). There arrested by the Germans on 28.07.1941. Jailed for months in Chełmno and Fordon prisons. Finally transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where she perished — „offering her life for life of Sr Wybicka, house treasurer” (prob. Sr Anne Wybicka, arrested by the Germans earlier but in 08.1941 released though soon after perished).

alt. dates and places of death

06.03.1943

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CZESZEWSKA Joanna Helen, DĄBROWSKA Helen, PIĄTKOWSKA Victoria, WYBICKA Anne

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz: German KL Auschwitz (today: Oświęcim) concentration and death camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 on the German territory. Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the camp, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was KL Birkenau, not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Fordon (prison): German prison for women. Upon completion of the sentence, in a very harsh conditions, women were transported to KL Auschwitz and KL Ravensbrück concentration camps. In total c. 6,300 inmates — Poles and Jews — were incarcerated in Fordon, including dozens of Polish clandestine resistance activists. After commencement of Russian occupation in 1945 harsh Commi‑Nazi prison for women where many Polish independence fighters were held captive. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Chełmno: Detention centre run by Germans. Death sentences were probably carried out there. In particular in 1939–40 the prison was used to jail, as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” – extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania – Polish intelligentsia from Chełmno county prior to sending them to mass execution sites and concentration camps. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.10.05])

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.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.nadmorski24.pl [access: 2012.12.28]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2014.03.21]

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