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Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

IWICKI

forename(s)

Witold

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Pinsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Minsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Mogilev archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.06.23]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Canon Law

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
minor canon (Pińsk cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

19.05.1884

Vilnius

alt. dates and places of birth

10.05.1884

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1907

positions held

vicar general of Pinsk diocese (1939‑43), f. dean of Brześć on Bug deanery, f. parish priest of Exaltation of the Holy Cross parish in Brześć on Bug (from 1934), f. dean of Pinsk deanery (1926‑34), f. parish priest of cathedral parish in Pinsk (1926‑34), f. vicar general of Pinsk diocese bishop Bp Sigismund Łoziński (1926‑30), f. rector (1925‑6) and professor of Theological Seminiary of Pinsk diocese in Pinsk, f. rector and professor of Higher Theological Seminary of Minsk diocese in Nowogródek (1923‑5), f. administrator of Niehniewicze parish (1921‑5), f. parish priest of St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish in Sankt Petersburg (1918‑20), f. vicar of pro‑cathedral Assumption into Heaven parish in Sankt Petersburg (from 1915), f. canon law PhD student at Pontifical Gregorian University Gregorianum in Rome (1914‑5), f. vicar of Blessed Virgin Mary Assumption into Heaven in Mozyrz (1911‑2) — catechist of local pro–gymnasium and private gymnasium for girls, Holy Trinity in Słuck parishes f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Academy and Metropolitan Theological Seminary in Sankt Petersburg (1902‑7)

date and place of death

22.01.1943

Ivanava (Brest oblast, Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

Before I World War removed by Russians from his post in Mozyrz for conducting incorrect educational activities and forbidden to run such activities for 3 years. For the first time arrested by the Russians on 20.09.1920 in Sankt Petersburg. On. 14.10.1920 sentence to confinement till „the end civil war in Russia”. Held in Moscow. Released at the beginning of 1921 and exchanged for Russian spies in Poland. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, after start of German occupation organized help to the persecuted Jews. Collaborated with Polish partisan. Included by the Germans in a list of hostages (so‑called „Polish Committee” list), to be made responsible should partisans attack the Germans. Arrested by the Germans on 18.01.1943 — after Polish resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) attack on Pinsk prison and release of prisoners held there. In retribution murdered — with hands at the back tied by a wire— among 30 residents of Pinsk on an old Jewish cemetery in a nearby Janów Poleski (4 Poles Germans released prior to the execution to match exactly the number of 30 hostages indicated on pre–printed announcements).

alt. details of death

According to some sources — not confirmed by the others — voluntarily took place of a train station manager, father of a family, among people selected to be shot, during mass execution blessed the murdered till the bitter end, and was the last to step into a ditch full of bloodied bodies.

perpetrators

Germans

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])

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.klemensustron3.cba.pl [access: 2013.02.09], krzysztofpozarski.com [access: 2019.05.30], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.02.09], echapolesia.pl [access: 2014.03.10]
bibliograhical:
„Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], books.google.pl [access: 2018.09.02], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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