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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

DARDZIŃSKI

forename(s)

Alexander (pl. Aleksander)

religious forename(s)

Cyril (pl. Cyryl)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Capuchin Friars Minor OFMCapmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Capuchins)

diocese / province

Warsaw province OFMcapmore on
www.kapucyni.pl
[access: 2014.08.18]

date and place
of death

30.07.1944

KL Pomiechówek Fort IIIconcentration camp
today: Pomiechówek, Pomiechówek gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pov., Masovia voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, during September 1938 defense war chaplain of the field hospital organized in Zakroczym monastery.

After start of German occupation and arrest of the Zakroczym monastery guardian, Fr Ceslav Kozera, in 11.1940, took over his duties becoming the only priest in the vicinity.

Collaborated with Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) — supported in financially, enabled local AK treasurer to live in the monastery, facilitate orders and reports to be exchanged in the monastery.

Arrested by the Germans on 25/26.07.1944.

Jailed in Nowy Dwór Maz.

prison, Tortured.

From there transported to Pomiechówek Fort III concentration camp where during the closure of the camp murdered.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

21.09.1907

Żebrytoday: Wąsosz gm., Grajewo pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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religious vows

15.08.1928 (temporary)
1931 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

15.08.1934 (Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

1940 – 1944

guardian — Zakroczymtoday: Zakroczym gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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⋄ St Lawrence the Martyr monastery, Capuchins OFMCap

1940 – 1943

administrator — Zakroczymtoday: Zakroczym gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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⋄ Exaltation of the Holy Cross RC church ⋄ St Joseph RC parish ⋄ Płońsktoday: Płońsk urban gm., Płońsk pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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RC deanery

1937 – 1940

friar — Zakroczymtoday: Zakroczym gm., Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Lawrence the Martyr monastery, Capuchins OFMCap

till 1937

friar — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ St Fidelis of Sigmaringen College, Capuchins OFMCap — confessor

till 1935

student — Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.20]
⋄ Theological Study (higher theological seminary), St Peter and St Paul the Apostles monastery, Capuchins OFMCap — prob.

till c. 1932

student — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ Philosophical Study (higher theological seminary), Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows monastery, Capuchins OFMCap — prob.

1927 – 15.08.1928

novitiate — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows monastery, Capuchins OFMCap

14.08.1927

accession — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows monastery, Capuchins OFMCap

c. 1925 – 1927

pupil — Łomżatoday: Łomża city pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ St Fidelis of Sigmaringen College, Capuchins OFMCap

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murder sites
camp 
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KL Pomiechówek Fort III: German Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) KL — formally known as Germ. Polizei Gefängnis (Eng. police prison), but also Germ. Todeslager (Eng. death camp, torture camp) or Germ. Durchgangslager (Eng. transit camp) — set‐up by Germans in military forts of Fortress Modlin n. Warsaw, largest in German occupied northern Masovia, in Germ. Regierungsbezirk Zichenau (Eng. Ciechanów Regency), part of German province Germ. Ostpreußen (Eng. East Prussia), where German state law was in force. In 1941‐1944 from 50,000 to 100,000 prisoners were held there, in atrocious conditions, mainly Poles, members of clandestine resistance organizations (part of Polish Clandestine State), but also Jews (till 1943). Thousands were murdered (including c. 6,000‐10,000 of Jews) — an unambiguous determination of the number of murdered is impossible, for from the beginning of 1944 the Germans started to wipe out the traces of the crimes. During camp closure Germans murdered all remaining inmates (apart from c. 25 women). (more on: www.dolinawkry.c0.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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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. Created as the result of the Ribbentrop‐Molotov Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so‐called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply Germ. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

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 World War II in 09.1939. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so‐called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro‐Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 Stanislav Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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[access: 2023.05.28]
)

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[access: 2017.11.07]

original images:
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