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surname

GROCHOWSKI

forename(s)

Casimir (pl. Kazimierz)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

date and place of birth

24.01.1909

Nakło

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

18.06.1939 (Vilnius cathedral)

positions held

administrator (1939‑42) and vicar (1939) of St Andrew parish in Slonim in Slonim deanery, f. student at Theology Department of Stephen Batory University in Vilnius, f. philosophy and theology student of Theological Seminary in Vilnius (1932‑39)

date and place of death

10.1942

Slonim (Grodno oblast, Belarus)

cause of death

murder

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 nominated in 1939 — because of the absence of the parish priest — the parish administrator. Evicted by the Russians from the rectory moved to the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception monastery and next to private house. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of German occupation elected — as born in former, pre I World War, German part of Poland — Słonim mayor. Attempted to help persecuted Jews issuing baptism certificates. For the first time arrested by the Germans in 1941/2 during first massacres of the Słonim Jews (60% of Słonim population). Released after a dozen or so hours. For the second time arrested by the Germans prob. in 06‑07.1942, during Jewish mutiny in Słonim that ended up in Słonim ghetto massacre. For three days held in local prison. Finally prob. in 10.1942 arrested yet again by the Germans — during his rectory’s search a baptized Jewish girl was discovered. Brought to Słonim cemetery and murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

03.1942, 19.12.1942

Baranowicze
Pietralewicze

alt. details of death

According to other sources arrested by the Germans in 03‑04.1942. Jailed in Slonim prison and after a week transferred to Baranowicze prison where (or in the vicinity, e.g. in Pietralewicze mass murder site) murdered.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

NOISZEWSKA Bogumila (Sr Mary Eve of Providence), SZTARK Adam, WOŁOWSKA Casimira (Sr Mary Martha of Jesus)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Baranowicze (prison): Prison in 1939‑41 run by Russians and in 1941‑4 by Germans. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Pietralewicka Hill: A small hill nearby Pietralewicze village by the Słonim town, place of German mass murders, mainly Jews, but also of local Polish intelligentsia. From 10,000 to 21, 000 victims might have been murdered there (or even as many as 42,000). (more on: kresowiacy.com [access: 2013.12.27], www.sztetl.org.pl [access: 2013.12.27])

Słonim: Prison in 1939‑41 run by Russians and in 1941‑4 by Germans.

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])

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], www.bialystok.opoka.org.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.wsm.archibial.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.stankiewicze.com [access: 2013.02.15]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017

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