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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

GARNCAREK

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

honorary canon (Łowicz cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

14.09.1884

Warsaw

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

11.1910

positions held

parish priest of St Micheal the Archangel and St Florian in Warsaw–Praga (1941‑3), f. parish priest of St Augustine parish in Warsaw (1933‑41), f. dean of Warsaw–Praga deanery (1931‑3), f. parish priest of St Corpus Christi parish in Warsaw–Kamionek (1928‑33), f. dean of Sochaczew deanery (till 1928), f. parish priest of St Lawrence in Sochaczew (1919‑28), Dąbrówki (1916‑9), Grochów (1913‑6) parishes, f. vicar of Our Lady of Loretan in Warsaw–Praga (1911‑3), Służew n. Warsaw (1910‑1), Jeżów n. Brzeziny (1910) parishes

date and place of death

20.12.1943

Warsaw

cause of death

shooting

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, arrested by the Germans on 03.10.1939. Held in Pawiak prison in Warsaw. Released on 12.10.1939. After closure by the Germans of St Augustine church that got included within the walls of Warsaw ghetto established in 11.1940, remained in parish rectory together with his vicar, Fr Leo Więckiewicz. Helped many Jews to escape from ghetto. Involved in „Żegota” organisation helping Jews set–up by Armed Struggle Union ZWZ resistance organization (part of Polish Clandestine State). Prob. „prepared false birth certificates for children being smuggled out from ghetto by Irene Sendler and her friends”. Collaborated with Dr Jonas Korczak, director of orphans house in Jewish ghetto. In 1941 nominated parish priest of St Michael the Archangel and St Florian parish in Warsaw–Praga district. Shot dead on the steps of the presbytery of his parish church in unclear circumstances. According to some sources murdered by Germans, according to other by representatives of Polish clandestine nationalist organization, for helping the Jews or by accident, during an execution attempt of the church warden that collaborated with Germans. According to yet another by member of Communist clandestine organization (prob. Peoples Guard GL), for criticizing communism.

perpetrators

Germans / Poles

others related in death

WIĘCKIEWICZ Leo

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

Pawiak: Investigative prison in Warsaw. Largest German prison in German‑led General Governorate. 100,000 prisoners went through it in the years 1939‑44, approx. 37,000 of which were murdered by the Germans in executions, during interrogations, in the cells or in the prison “hospital”. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

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. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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 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.glaukopis.pl [access: 2012.11.23], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.02.15], www.bkwiatkowski.pl [access: 2014.01.06]
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commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2019.10.13], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04]

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