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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

GÓRECZKA

surname
versions/aliases

GORECZKO

forename(s)

Josephine (pl. Józefa)

religious forename(s)

Pelagia

function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Silesian Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Conception (Sisters Servants of Silesia - sł. NMPNP)
more on: www.sluzebniczki.pl [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of birth

26.02.1866

Radostynia (Prudnik county)

positions held

superior of Congregation’s house in Ozimek, f. served in Krzynowice, Woźniki, Bodzanowice, Królewska Nowa Wieś, Krasiejów, Skrzyszów Congregation’s houses

date and place of death

26.01.1945

Ozimek (Opole county)

cause of death

murder

details of death

Perished defending her own honour and the sick murdered by Russian soldiers and burnt.

alt. dates and places of death

Opole (Ozimska)

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

GONSCHIOR Hedwig (Sr Caritas), HAWLIK Helen (Sr Bertrama), JOJKO Francesca (Sr Thecla), JONDA Selma (Sr Floriberta), LOHNERT Irmgard (Sr Jovita), PORSCHKE Anne (Sr Flavia), SPAŁEK Francesca (Sr Silvina), STANICZEK Agnes (Sr Secunda), RIEMEL (Sr Aloisia)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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.ssb24.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965

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