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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

DROZDOWICZ

forename(s)

Ignatius (pl. Ignacy)

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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]
Mogilev archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.06.23]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

29.01.1903

Mogilev (Mogilev oblast, Belarus)

alt. dates and places of birth

21.01.1903

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1931

positions held

acting parish priest in Szczytniki in Brześć deanery (1932‑9), administrator of Ostromaczew parish (1932‑9), support chaplain in military parish DOK Nr IX Brześć on Bug river (1932‑9), f. student of Missionary Institute in Lublin

date and place of death

04.1940

Kharkiv (Ukraine)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

From 01.01.1939 reserve chaplain in the Polish Army, from 28.04.1939 in captain rank. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War participant of defense efforts against invading Germans, and then Russians. After 17.09.1939 arrested by the Russians. Jailed in Starobielsk concentration camp. From there transported to Kharkiv execution site and brutally murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

1946 (after)

(YuzhKuzBassLag labour camp, Russia)

alt. details of death

According to other sources on 15.05.1941 sentenced to 10 years in Russian concentration camps. Deported to Siberia to slave labour camp SibLag. Next in 03.1947 tranferred to YuzhKuzzBassLag slave labour camp. Further fate unknown.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

CZEMERAJDA Joseph, NIWA Andrew, PLEWIK Vladislav, SWIRTUN Alfred, TCHÓRZEWSKI Vladislav, TYBOROWSKI Stanislaus, WRAZIDŁO George

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Kharkiv: On 05.04‑12.05.1940 Russians executed in Charków approx. 3,800 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Starobielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and POWs held in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) after German–Russian alliance, Russian invasion of Poland and start of II World War in 09.1939. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Starobielsk (prisoner no: 1026): In 1939‑41 in Starobielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 3,800 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Twer. Used as a concentration camp for Poles later as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Juzkuzzbassłag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), in Kemerovo and New Kuznietsk region. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09])

SibLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system) in Syberia. Founded in 1929. One the largest — initially spread over large area from Omsk to Krasnoiarsk, as matter of fact whole Western Siberian Plain, next subdivided and limited to Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo oblasts. Up to 80,000 inmates were held there (in 1942). Prisoners slaved at railroad construction, forestry, carpentry and in coal mines, and other industrial branches. (more on: tspace.library.utoronto.ca [access: 2018.09.02], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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.ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.10pul.idl.pl [access: 2013.06.23], episkopat.pl [access: 2019.10.13], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.05.09]
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
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.wydminy.pl [access: 2014.11.28], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16]

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