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St Sigismund 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

FROST

forename(s)

Silvester Francis (pl. Sylwester Franciszek)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocesemore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2012.11.23]

honorary titles

Silver „Cross of Meritmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place
of death

25.11.1939

Kaliski foresttoday: Kartuzy gm., Kartuzy pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

alt. dates and places
of death

20.11.1939, 23.11.1939

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 22.11.1939.

Held in Kartuzy prison.

Few days later, on the evening of 25.11.1939, taken to the execution site and murdered together with 7 (or 8) other priests.

In one of the preserved entries in the registers, next to the names of the priests, the Germans noted, as always, very precisely: Germ. „Auf dem Wege zwischen Karthaus und Danzig verschollen” (Eng. „Disappeared on the way between Kartuzy and Gdańsk”).

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

03.12.1882

Barłożnotoday: Skórcz gm., Starogard Gdański pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

17.03.1907

positions held

1930 – 1939

parish priest — Parchowotoday: Parchowo gm., Bytów pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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⋄ St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor RC parish ⋄ Kościerzynatoday: Kościerzyna urban gm., Kościerzyna pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.20]
RC deanery

1915 – 1930

parish priest — Niewieścintoday: Pruszcz gm., Świecie pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.02.24]
⋄ St James the Elder the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Świecietoday: Świecie gm., Świecie pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1916 – 1921

membership — Toruńtoday: Toruń city pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.06.20]
⋄ scientific society

c. 1914 – c. 1915

administrator — Drzycimtoday: Drzycim gm., Świecie pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
⋄ Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All the Saints RC parish ⋄ Świecietoday: Świecie gm., Świecie pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

c. 1912 – c. 1914

vicar — Kartuzytoday: Kartuzy gm., Kartuzy pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Kartuzytoday: Kartuzy gm., Kartuzy pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery — also: prefect of school for boys

c. 1911

vicar — GdańskŚródmieście district
today: Gdańsk city pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.02.24]
⋄ St Brigitte RC parish

vicar — Lęborktoday: Lębork urban gm., Lębork pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
⋄ St James the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Lęborktoday: Lębork urban gm., Lębork pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.28]
RC deanery

vicar — Kamień Pomorskitoday: Kamień Krajeński, Kamień Krajeński gm., Sępólno Krajeńskie pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary and St Peter and St Paul the Apostles RC parish ⋄ Kamień Pomorskitoday: Kamień Krajeński, Kamień Krajeński gm., Sępólno Krajeńskie pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

vicar — Radawnicatoday: Złotów gm., Złotów pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Barbara the Virgin and Martyr RC parish

vicar — Tucholatoday: Tuchola gm., Tuchola pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
⋄ St Bartholomew the Apostle RC parish (main parish)Tucholatoday: Tuchola gm., Tuchola pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1903 – 1907

student — Pelplintoday: Pelplin gm., Tczew pov., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.05.06]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

1903

student — Wrocławtoday: Wrocław city pov., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.02]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Department of Catholic Theology, University of Wrocław [i.e. University of Wrocław (since 1945) / Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911‐1945) / Royal University i.e. Breslau Academy (1816‐1911)] — one semester

others related
in death

ARASMUSClick to display biography Anthony, BORKClick to display biography Francis Anthony, GBUREKClick to display biography Alex Francis, GOŁOMSKIClick to display biography Bernard, KLONOWSKIClick to display biography Felix, KRZEWIŃSKIClick to display biography Maximilian, KUCAClick to display biography Vaclav, MOTYLEWSKIClick to display biography Francis, ROSIAKClick to display biography Louis, SZUTAClick to display biography Bernard, ZAPAŁOWSKIClick to display biography Thaddeus Marian

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Kaliski forest: In Kartuzy forests — Kaliska forests are part of them — during the extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomeranian voivodship, called «Intelligenzaktion» — from 09.1939 till 11.1939 Germans murdered approx. 200 inhabitants of Kartuzy and surrounding villages, including 11 Catholic priests. Some of the victims were tortured and finished off with blows of gun butts and shovels. Most of the bodies at the end of the war, in 1944/1945, due to the approach of the German‐Russian front, as part of the Germ. „Sonderaktion 1005” (Eng. „Special Action 1005”) — using groups of prisoners known as the Germ. „Leichenkommandos” (Eng. „Corpse Units”) — the Germans dug up the bodies of the murdered and then burned them. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
)

Kartuzy: Detention centre run by Germans. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
)

«Intelligenzaktion»: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‐called General Governorate where it was called «AB‐aktion». During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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 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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
www.najigoche.kaszuby.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, naszaprzeszlosc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.23]
, www.kpbc.ukw.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]

bibliographical:
Biographical dictionary of priests of the Chełmno diocese ordained in the years 1821‐1920”, Henry Mross, Pelplin, 1995

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