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

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund, source: gosc.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    source: gosc.pl
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund, source: commons.wikimedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund, source: mtrojnar.rzeszow.opoka.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund, source: dzieje.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - C. 1940, England, source: www.polskieradio.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    C. 1940, England
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - 09.1938, Warsaw, source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    09.1938, Warsaw
    source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - C. 1936, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    C. 1936
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - C. 31.08.1948, UB goal, Koszykowa Str., Warsaw – prison photo, source: niezlomni.strefa.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    C. 31.08.1948, UB goal, Koszykowa Str., Warsaw – prison photo
    source: niezlomni.strefa.pl
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    C. 31.08.1948, UB goal, Koszykowa Str., Warsaw – prison photo
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  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - C. 31.08.1948, UB goal, Koszykowa Str., Warsaw – prison photo, source: niezlomni.strefa.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    C. 31.08.1948, UB goal, Koszykowa Str., Warsaw – prison photo
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surname

KACZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Sigismund (pl. Zygmunt)

  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - Commemorative plaque, St Charles Boromeo church, Warsaw, source: pl.m.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    Commemorative plaque, St Charles Boromeo church, Warsaw
    source: pl.m.wikipedia.org
    own collection
  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - Monument to the murdered by Russian-Polish UB, „Łączka” quarter, Powązki cemetery, Warsaw, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    Monument to the murdered by Russian-Polish UB, „Łączka” quarter, Powązki cemetery, Warsaw
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
    own collection
  • KACZYŃSKI Sigismund - Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKACZYŃSKI Sigismund
    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
    source: own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

academic distinctions

canon law candidate

honorary titles

Papal chamberlain
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.22]
„Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.02.02]
„Cross of Valour”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
minor canon (Warsaw cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

15.10.1894

Kaczyn Stary (Wysokie Mazowieckie county)

alt. dates and places of birth

Warsaw

positions held

parish priest of All Saints parish in Warsaw (1946‑51), member of Polish Primate Committee for the Reconstruction of Churches of the Capital and Supreme Council for Reconstruction of Warsaw (1947‑51), f. chief editor of Catholic Publishing Society’s „Polish Family” and „Warsaw Weekly” (1945‑8), f. activist of Labour Party (1945‑6), f. minister of Religious Denominations and Public Enlightenment (1943‑4) and deputy minister of Information and Documentation (1940‑3) of Polish Government (then in exile in England, earlier in France), f. chaplain to the President of Poland Mr Vladislaus Raczkiewicz, in dean rank, f. director of Catholic Press Agency (1929‑39), cofounder of political initiative Front Morges and Labour Party (1937), f. prefect of „Collaboration” Society’s Gymnasium for Girls (from 1927), f. member of the Parliament of the 1st term (1922‑7) and Legislative (1919‑22) of the II Polish Republic, f. editor of magazines „Republic” (1927‑8), „New Life” in Grodno (from 1922) and „Polish Worker” — head editor (1921), f. member of the board (till 1929) and activist (from 1920) of Christian–National Labour Party ChNSP (future Polish Christian Democracy Association), f. vicar of St Michael parish in Warsaw (from 1918), f. secretary general (1918‑9) and co‑organizer (from 1917) of Christian Workers Association, f. sociology and economy student at University of Sankt Petersburg, f. law student at Theological Academy in Sankt Petersburg (1914‑7), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Warsaw (1910‑4)

date and place of death

13.05.1953

Warsaw

cause of death

murder

details of death

Participant of school strike of 1905, while student in gymnasium in Warsaw. For a time expelled by the Russians — then ruling in most of the occupied Poland — from school. During I World War activist of charities and educational organisations in Russia and Finland; among others in Support Society for War Victims in Sankt Petersburg, Central People’s Committee. Next educational instructor of Polish Soldiers Union in Wyborg (Finland) and guardian of Polish orphanages. In 1918 return do newly independent Poland. During Polish–Russian war of 1920 chaplain in the Polish army. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War member of Press Office of the Warsaw Defense Committee. Wounded on 21.09.1939. After Warsaw fall on 28. 09.1939 and start of German occupation founded of clandestine „Active Resistance” organization functioning in Warsaw, Cracow and Zakopane (later reformed as Civil Struggle Leadership). In danger of imminent arrest on 06.03.1940 went to Vatican where already on 10.03.1940 submitted personally to pope Pius XII a memorial about German atrocities in German occupied Poland. Next through Switzerland moved at end of 03.1940 to France, where Polish government in exile had in Angers its HQ. Finally after fall of France in 06.1940 moved in 10.1940 to England. In 04.1943, after German announcement of discovery of bodies of Polish officers murdered by Russians in Katyn forest was responsible for formally asking International Red Cross to investigate the matter. After end of II World War hostilities returned in 09.1945 to the Russian occupied Poland. As a parish priest led efforts to rebuild All Saints church in Warsaw, securing funds from the Polish Jewry thankful for support provided to Jews by the Catholic Church during war, among others. On 31.08.1948 arrested for the first time by the Commie–Nazi Polish secret police UB, branch of genocidal Russian NKVD/MGB, together with other editors of „Warsaw Weekly”. After a week of interrogations released on 07.09.1948 — following his signature under committment to hold details in private and regular checking in UB offices. On 26.04.1951 arrested again by the UB. Held in Warsaw Koszykowa Str. UBgaol. Accused of „aimig to forcibly overthrow democratic peoples’ system of the Polish state”. On 29.08.1951 tried in Warsaw and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Held in Rakowiecka Str. Prison in Warsaw. Tortured — suffering from sensitivity to light the guards used to leave light in his cell on permanently, repeatedly beaten. Finally murdered — wooden box containing his body was brought to the cemetery opened, and witnesses saw his head covered by newspapers soaked in blood. Officially passed away from „heart attack”.

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw (Mokotów): Prison and detention centre in Warsaw on Rakowiecka str. Used by Germans during German occupation 1939‑45 to held thousands of Poles. In 1945‑56 thousands of Polish independence activists were held there by the Polish Commie–Nazi branch of Russian NKVD/KGB police. Hundreds of Poles were executed. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — also Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”). 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 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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

personal:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.02.15], www.katolicy.eu [access: 2013.05.19], bs.sejm.gov.pl [access: 2018.09.02]
original images:
gosc.pl [access: 2018.09.02], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], mtrojnar.rzeszow.opoka.org.pl [access: 2013.05.19], dzieje.pl [access: 2018.09.02], www.polskieradio.pl [access: 2018.09.02], audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2018.09.02], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], niezlomni.strefa.pl [access: 2018.09.02], niezlomni.strefa.pl [access: 2018.09.02], niezlomni.strefa.pl [access: 2018.09.02], pl.m.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.01.06], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.01.06]

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