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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

HARAZIM

forename(s)

Francis Louis (pl. Franciszek Ludwik)

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    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus basilica, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales SDBmore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Salesians of Don Bosco)

diocese / province

St Jack Cracow Inspectorate SDB
Cracow archdiocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place
of death

27.06.1941

KL Auschwitzconcentration camp
today: Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

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 23.05.1941.

Jailed in Montelupich Str. prison in Kraków.

From there on 26.06.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, where on the first day on so‐called „gravel field” („żwirowisko”) German kapo put a huge beam on his and his co‐prisoner, Casimir Wojciechowski's necks, stepped on it and chocked them to death.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

22.08.1885

Osinytoday: district of Żory town, Żory city pov., Silesia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.11.27]

religious vows

27.01.1907 (temporary)
1910 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

29.05.1915 (Ivreatoday: Turin prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
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)

positions held

1937 – 1941

friar — KrakówDębniki district
today: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — professor of Church history and counselor at Theological Institute

1931 – 1937

educator — Marszałkitoday: Grabów nad Prosną gm., Ostrzeszów pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Philosophical Institute (also known as the Philosophical Studentate), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — also: teacher

1927 – 1931

friar — KrakówDębniki district
today: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — teacher and tutor of seminarians and counselor of Philosophical Studentate in „Łosiówka

1922 – 1927

friar — Aleksandrów Kujawskitoday: Aleksandrów Kujawski gm., Aleksandrów Kujawski pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.16]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — director of Philosophical Institute

1918 – 1922

friar — KrakówDębniki district
today: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — director (1920‐1922) and counselor (1918‐1920) of the Philosophical Studentate in „Łosiówka

1916 – 1918

friar — Oświęcimtoday: Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ Society's House (Casa Madre), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — director of gymnasium (1916‐1918) and teacher at Salesian Institute (1916)

1911 – 1915

friar — Foglizzo Canavesetoday: Foglizzo, Turin prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — PhD theology student

editor — Turintoday: Turin city prov., Piedmont reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2020.11.01]
⋄ „Salesian News

student — TurinCrocetta district
today: Turin city prov., Piedmont reg., Italy

more on
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[access: 2020.11.01]
⋄ theology, „Don Bosco” International Institute, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

friar — Goriziatoday: Gorizia prov., Friuli Venezia Giulia reg., Italy
more on
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[access: 2024.03.19]
⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — assistency at St Louis Institute

friar — Oświęcimtoday: Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ Society's House (Casa Madre), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB — assistance (educational and pastoral practice)

student — Radnatoday: Sevnica gm., Lower Sava reg., Slovenia
more on
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[access: 2022.09.11]
⋄ philosophy, Philosophical Institute (also known as the Philosophical Studentate), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

student — Dashavatoday: Stryi urban hrom., Stryi rai., Lviv, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.09.11]
⋄ philosophy, Philosophical Institute (also known as the Philosophical Studentate), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

from 1905

novitiate — Dashavatoday: Stryi urban hrom., Stryi rai., Lviv, Ukraine
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⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

musicologist, author of youthful poems and many stage plays, including: „Silent Battles” comedy in 3 acts, Warsaw; „Fortress” scout drama in 3 acts, Warsaw 1935; „Mike's Stratagems” comedy in 3 acts; „Stanko insurgent” an episode from the January Uprising in 3 acts, Oświęcim 1920; „On the slope” drama in 3 acts with a prologue, Oświęcim 1927; „Mystery of the Incarnation” drama in 3 acts; „King Belshazzar's Daughter” scenes from African Christmas; „Passion”; „Stone Heart” a drama in 4 acts with a prologue; „Lilies and Roses” stage play from the life of St Therese; published under the pseudonym Silesius F.: „Diplomat” comedy in 3 acts, „Sacrifice of the Heart” drama in 5 acts; „Little Pole”; „Testament” comedy; many of these plays were included in the „List of Withdrawn Plays” in 1950, compiled secretely by Commie–Nazi totalist institutions, i.e. Central Office of Control of the Press, Publications and Performances GUKPPiW and the Ministry of Culture and Art MKiS, basically erasing his name from public life

others related
in death

ANTONOWICZClick to display biography Ignatius Thaddeus, CZADERNAClick to display biography Joseph, DOBIASZClick to display biography Ignatius, KOWALSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MROCZEKClick to display biography Louis, NIEMIRClick to display biography Vladislav, ŚWIERCClick to display biography John, WOJCIECHOWSKIClick to display biography Casimir, WYBRANIECClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
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KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 17375Click to display biography): German Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) KL and Germ. Vernichtungslager (Eng. extermination camp) VL Auschwitz was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was Germ. Vernichtungslager (Eng. extermination camp) VL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: en.auschwitz.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison, during occupation run by the Germans — from 28.02.1941 by Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police, known as Gestapo. In 1940‐1944 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

23.05.1941 arrests (Cracow): On 23.05.1941 Germans arrested in Cracow 10 Salesian Fathers (two others were apprehended few days earlierl yet two others were arrested few days later in Kielce), ostensibly for assumed collaboration with Polish resistance movement (part of future Polish Clandestine State) and support and help given to Polish army officers in hiding. All were taken to Montelupich Str. prison and next to German KL Auschwitz concentration camp, where only two survived. Most of the rest where cruelly murdered. (more on: cejsh.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]
)

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. Created as the result of the Ribbentrop‐Molotov Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so‐called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply Germ. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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 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]
)

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[access: 2013.05.19]
, www.hagiographycircle.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]

bibliographical:
Salesian Society in Poland under occupation 1939‐1945”, Fr John Pietrzykowski SDB, Institute of National Remembrance IPN, Warsaw, 2015
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