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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

FIERK

forename(s)

Eustace James (pl. Eustachy Jakub)

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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Greater Poland-Mazovian province SI

date and place of birth

20.09.1902

Warsaw

religious vows

1940 (last)

positions held

friar–artist Congregation's house in Vilnius (c. 1939‑43), friar at Pinsk monastery (from 1938), in Jesuit order from 06.10.1938

date and place of death

21.11.1943

Lavoriškės (Vilnius reg., Lithuania)

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and disease

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation moved to Vilnius then prob. under Lithuanian occupation (Russian occupation started there in 06.1940). Because of tuberculosis had a leg amputated. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, arrested on 26.03.1942 by the Germans during mass arrests of Jesuits in Vilnius. Jailed in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Released in grave state. Perished soon after.

alt. dates and places of death

21.09.1943

Vilnius

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

CISZOWSKI Stanislaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners.

03.03.1942 arrests (Vilnius): On 03.03.1942 in Vilnius Germans arrested 28 professors and 81 seminarians of Vilnius Theological Seminary, prob. denounced by the Lithuanians. All were locked in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Professors were on 18.03.1942 transported to Wyłkowyszki and interned there. In 10.1942 were subsequently sent to concentration camp (i.e. Szałtupie, Poniewieżyk). The seminarians were transported out on 04.05.1942 to Germany for slave labour (most of them escaped during the transport). Theological seminary was closed. Few weeks after Vilnius seminary arrests, on 26.03.1942 Germans arrested Vilnius religious friars and clerics (Jesuits and Missionary Fathers of St Vincent a Pauli, among others) who got exposed to the same prison treatment. (more on: www.tygodnik.lt [access: 2013.05.19])

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:
college.holycross.edu [access: 2012.11.23], misjejezuici.blogspot.com [access: 2013.01.26], ojozefmajkowski.pl [access: 2017.11.07], archive.today [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
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
„Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
college.holycross.edu [access: 2013.05.19]

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