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  • KOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet) - c. 04.09.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (gosc.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet)
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  • KOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet) - c. 04.09.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (gosc.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet)
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religious status

blessed

surname

KOPLIŃSKI

surname
versions/aliases

KOPLIN

forename(s)

Anthony Wojciech (pl. Antoni Wojciech)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Albert (pl. Adalbert)

religious forename(s)

Anicet

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    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
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  • KOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet) - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOPLIŃSKI Anthony Wojciech (Fr Anicet)
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999more on
www.swzygmunt.knc.pl
[access: 2013.05.19]

John Paul IImore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchins - OFMCap)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Rhine Westphalian province OFCap
Warsaw province OFMcapmore on
www.kapucyni.pl
[access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of death

16.10.1941

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

more on
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[access: 2022.01.09]

details of death

During World War I in 1916‑8 chaplain to the prisoners, POWs and military veterans, mainly Poles, in Germany.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested by the Germans on the night of 26/27.06.1941 together with 21 friars of Miodowa Str. in Warsaw.

Jailed in Pawiak prison in Warsaw.

Next on 03‑04.09.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where perished — number of versions of his death exists: exhaustion, death in a gas chamber, murder.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

30.07.1875

Frydlądalso: Frydląd Pomorski
today: Debrzno, Debrzno gm., Człuchów pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

religious vows

24.11.1894 (temporary)
25.11.1897 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.08.1900

positions held

1918 – 1941

friar {Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]
, / ul. Miodowa 13Transfiguration monastery, 4 Kapucyńska Str. / 13 Miodowa Str., Capuchins' Order OFMCap}, fundraiser, confessor, known as „St Francis of Warszawa”

from 1913

friar {Krefeldtoday: Düsseldorf reg., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

friar {Clemenswerth Palacen. Sögel
today: Emsland dist., Lower Saxony state, Germany

more on
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[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

friar {Sterkradetoday: Oberhausen dist., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
de.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

1904 – 1911

friar {Wernetoday: Unna dist., Arnsberg reg., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}, mainly a chaplain for Polish emigrants working in a nearby coal mine

from c. 1900

friar {Dieburgtoday: Darmstadt–Dieburg dist., Darmstadt reg., Hesse state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

1897 – 1900

student {Krefeldtoday: Düsseldorf reg., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.11.12]
, Theological Study (higher theological seminary), monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

1894 – 1897

student {Münstertoday: Münster city dist., Münster reg., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}, student of last years of gymnasium and prob. student of the Philosophical College

23.11.1893 – 24.11.1894

novitiate {Sigolsheimtoday: Colmar–Ribeauvillé arr., Haut–Rhin dep., Grand Est reg., France
more on
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[access: 2022.11.12]
, monastery, Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

1893

accession {Capuchins' Order OFMCap}

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ANUSZKIEWICZClick to display biography Jan (Bro. Damian), BOGUSZClick to display biography Szczepan (Bro. Feliks), DUCKIClick to display biography Feliks (Bro. Symforian), GOLECClick to display biography Feliks (Bro. Dominik), KOŁODZIEJEKClick to display biography Kazimierz (Bro. Stanisław), MARUSZAKClick to display biography Anthony (Bro. Tytus), PIETRUSZKAClick to display biography Blase, STAŃCZAKClick to display biography Władysław (Bro. Beatus), WRZOSClick to display biography Czesław (Bro. Wiesław), ZARĘBAClick to display biography Wincenty (Fr Alexander), ZAWADAClick to display biography Roman (Bro. Gerwazy)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 20376Click to display biography): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp 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 death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL 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: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

Pawiak: Investigative prison in Warsaw, built by the Russian occupiers of Poland in 1830‑5. During the Poland partition's period, a Russian investigative prison, both criminal and political. During World War II and the German occupation, the largest German prison in the General Government. Initially, it was subordinate to the Justice Department of the General Governorate, and from 03.1940 Germ. Sicherheitspolizei und des Sicherheitsdienst (Eng. Security Police and Security Service) of the Warsaw District — in particular the German Secret Political Police Gestapo. c. 3,000 prisoners were kept in Pawiak permanently, of which about 2,200 in the men's unit and c. 800 in the women's unit (the so‑called Serbia) — with a „capacity” of c. 1,000 prisoners. In total, in the years 1939–1944, c. 100,000 Poles passed through the prison, of which c. 37,000 were murdered in executions — from 10.1943 Pawiak prisoners were murdered in open executions on the streets of Warsaw (sometimes several times a day) — during interrogations, in cells or in a prison „hospital”, and c. 60,000 were taken in 95 transports to concentration camps (mainly KL Auischwitz), other places of isolation or to forced labor. The prison Germans demolished during the Warsaw Uprising in 08‑10.1944. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.08.17]
)

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.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.31]
)

26—27.06.1941 arrests (Capuchins): Suspecting Capuchin brothers from Warsaw Miodowa Str. monastery of collaboration with Polish Clandestine State, e.g. resistance movement Armed Struggle Union ZWZ / Home Army AK — in fact in the monastery funds sent by Polish government operating from London were divided and redistributed among ZWZ/AK units — and of help extended to the Jews closed in the Warsaw ghetto during the night of 26/27.06.1941 Germans arrested 22 monks, including monastery’s ward, Fr Innocent Hański (2 managed to hide among monastery’s cornices). They were jailed in Pawiak prison in Warsaw and then transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. (more on: kapucyni.warszawa.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.01.21]
)

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 Molotov–Ribbentrop 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 niem. 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 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
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