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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

JURASZ

forename(s)

Stephen (pl. Szczepan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Steven (pl. Stefan)

  • JURASZ Stephen - Plaque at mass grave, cemetery by the ruins of the f. church, Czerwonogród, source: podoleorg.blogspot.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOJURASZ Stephen
    Plaque at mass grave, cemetery by the ruins of the f. church, Czerwonogród
    source: podoleorg.blogspot.com
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    Mass grave, cemetery by the ruins of the f. church, Czerwonogród
    source: podoleorg.blogspot.com
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  • JURASZ Stephen - Commemorative plaque, parish church, Czerwona Woda, source: wegliniec.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOJURASZ Stephen
    Commemorative plaque, parish church, Czerwona Woda
    source: wegliniec.pl
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

honorary titles

honorary canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

1879

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1904 (Lwów)

positions held

parish priest of Czerwonogród parish in Jazłowiec deanery (1917‑45), f. administrator of Jabłonów parish in Kołomyja deanery (1916‑7), f. vicar of Kołomyja parish (1911‑7), f. administrator (till 1911) i vicar (from 1910) of Śniatyń parish, f. vicar of Stanisławów (1905‑6), Kozłów (1904‑5) parishes

date and place of death

02.02.1945

Nyrków (n. Czerwonogród, Jazłowiec deanery)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after expulsion of the Germans by Russian army, in 1945 was getting ready with his parishioners — as a result of the start of another Russian occupation and the genocide perpetrated by Ukrainians, known as „Volhynia genocide” — for leaving his diocese and moving to the west. His Czerwonogród was then attacked by the Ukrainian genocidal nationalists OUN/UPA gang. During the ensuing battle hid himself in a rock crevice, together with a group of people. Found dead in the morning — it is presumed that he died on heart attack, as a result of the butchery experienced. Buried together with 50 parishioners slaughtered by the genocidal Ukrainians.

alt. dates and places of death

03.02.1945

perpetrators

Ukrainians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Volhynia genocide: In 1939‑47, especially in 1943‑4, independent Ukrainian units, supported by local Ukrainians, murdered — often in a very brutal way — in Volhynia and surrounding regions of pre‑war Poland, from 70,000 to 130,000 Poles, all of the civilians, women, children, old and young, men. This Ukrainian genocide, perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists, in many cases collaborating with German occupants, on vulnerable Polish population took part in hundreds of villages and small towns, where virtually all Polish inhabitants were wiped out. During this Polish holocaust more than 200 priests, religious and nuns perished. This genocide ended up in total elimination of Poles from Ukraine and also expulsion of Ukrainians from contemporary eastern‑southern Poland by Commie‑Nazi Russian controlled Polish security forces and from western Ukraine by Russians in „Vistula Action”. (more on: wolyn1943.eu.interiowo.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [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 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:
nawolyniu.pl [access: 2013.01.06], cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.01.06]
bibliograhical:
„Register of Latin rite Lviv metropolis clergy’s losses in 1939‑45”, Józef Krętosz, Maria Pawłowiczowa, editors, Opole, 2005
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
original images:
podoleorg.blogspot.com [access: 2014.09.21], podoleorg.blogspot.com [access: 2014.09.21], wegliniec.pl [access: 2014.10.31]

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