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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

Roman Catholic
St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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religious status

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religious forename(s)


  • GWIŹDZIEL Ignatius (Bro. Paschalis) - Commemorative plaque, monument, Paterek, source: 4ict.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGWIŹDZIEL Ignatius (Bro. Paschalis)
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Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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Congregation of the Holy Family Missionaries (Missionaries of the Holy Family - MSF)more on
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diocese / province

MSF Polish Province

date and place of death


Paterektoday: Nakło nad Notecią gm., Nakło nad Notecią pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested on 23.10.1939 by the Germans in his monastery — turned into a concentration camp — in Górka Klasztorna.

From there transported to Paterek and murdered.

cause of death

mass murder



date and place of birth


Mikorzyntoday: Lubanie gm., Włocławek pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland

religious vows

19.03.1926 (temporary)
19.03.1930 (permanent)

positions held

till 1939

friar {Górka Klasztornatoday: part of Rataje village, Łobżenica gm., Piła pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Congregation's house, Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family Fathers}, monastery gardener

others related in death

SZALBOTClick to display biography Anne (Sr Rachela), BIEDRZYCKIClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Kleofas), BIAŁASIKClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Lucyn), BRYGMANClick to display biography Louis (Bro. Hillary), CAŁKAClick to display biography Adalbert, CHOJNACKIClick to display biography Casimir, CODROClick to display biography Joseph, CZAPIEWSKIClick to display biography Conrad (Bro. Conrad), DORSZClick to display biography Bruno, DRAEGERClick to display biography Felix (Bro. Benon), DZIKOWSKAClick to display biography Josephine (Sr Mary Benigna), GŁYSZClick to display biography Florian (Bro. Florian), GOTÓWKAClick to display biography Marianne (Sr Mieczyslava Mary), GÓRNYClick to display biography John, GRZĘDAClick to display biography Stanislaus, GRZYWACZClick to display biography Maximilian (Bro. Louis), GURDAClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Benedykt), JABŁOŃSKIClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Bernard), JACHECKIClick to display biography John, KALISZClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Stanislaus), KIEŁCZEWSKIClick to display biography Casimir (Bro. Isidore), KRYGIERClick to display biography Henry, LEWANDOWSKIClick to display biography Valerian (Bro. Gerard), LORKIEWICZClick to display biography Caesar Vladislav, ŁANGOWSKIClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Sigismund), ŁONIEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph (Bro. Bonaventure), ŁUKASZEWSKIClick to display biography Casimir (Bro. Casimir), MAŃKOWSKIClick to display biography John, MORAWSKIClick to display biography Edmund (Bro. Jack), MUZOLFClick to display biography Ignatius (Bro. Ignatius), MYRWAClick to display biography Joseph, NIEDBAŁClick to display biography Felix, NOWAKClick to display biography Leonard, OSSOWSKIClick to display biography John (Bro. John), ROCHOWIAKClick to display biography Martin, ROSENTALClick to display biography Roman, SENDROBYClick to display biography John (Bro. Felix), SKRZYPIŃSKIClick to display biography Felix, SWORNOWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund (Bro. Eugene), SZAŁKOWSKIClick to display biography Vaclav, TOMALAClick to display biography John (Bro. Angel), TOMASZClick to display biography Vincent, WALKOWSKIClick to display biography Henry, WARKOCZEWSKIClick to display biography Henry, WILEMSKIClick to display biography Alphonse (Bro. Paul), WILEMSKIClick to display biography Conrad (Bro. Dominic), WILEMSKIClick to display biography Vaclav (Bro. Methodius), WOJCIECHOWSKIClick to display biography Eustace, WYSOCKIClick to display biography Boleslaus, ZAWADAClick to display biography Peter

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Paterek: As part of their „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia and leading classes in Pomerania — Germans organized In Paterek n. Nakła a series of mass executions. From 04.10.1939 till 24.11.1939 more then 218 people were murdered, mainly from Wyrzysk county and its vicinity, including 48 priests and religious (among whom were 2 nuns), interned in Górka Klasztorna transit camp. The victims were murdered in ditches, the wounded were brutally finished off with, among others, shovels, and buried. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]

Górka Klasztorna: Temporary concentration camp set up by the Germans in 10.1939 in the Missionary of the Holy Family Congregation monastery. Initially mainly priests from Wyrzysk county where held there. Almost all perished murdered in the monastery or Paterek. The camp was closed down in 11.1939. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.23]

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 II World War 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 Stanislaus 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]


www.gorkaklasztorna.msf.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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, newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpage
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bibliograhical:, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
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