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Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KOSIOREK

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

religious forename(s)

Stephen Mary (pl. Szczepan Maria)

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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

st Anthony of Padua and bl. James Strzemię province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of birth

06.05.1909

Niedźwiada (Łowicz county)

alt. dates and places of birth

06.09.1909

Łowicz

religious vows

08.11.1933 (last)

positions held

friar of St Stanislaus monastery in Halicz (1942) — gatekeeper and mechanic, f. friar of Lviv monastery (1933‑42) — gatekeeper and mechanic, f. friar of Niepokalanów monastery (1933), f. friar of Łagiewniki monastery (1931‑3), novitiate in Łagiewniki monastery (from 05.11.1932), in Order from 05.09.1931

date and place of death

26.07.1942

Stanyslaviv (Stanyslaviv oblast, Ukraine)

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 his monastery found itself under Russian occupation. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile allies, Russians, after start of German occupation, arrested in Halicz together with Fr John Haczela and Fr Anthony Wójcik by collaborating with Germans Ukrainian police and accused of hiding a Jewish girl in a church bell tower and hiding weapons (planted by the Ukrainians themselves). Tortured for 3 day by German Gestapo, on the fourth murdered (according to some sources murdered on the day of arrest).

alt. dates and places of death

27.07.1942, 09.08.1942

(between Halych and Stanyslaviv, Ukraine)

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered on a road from Halicz to Stanisławów (c. 27.07.1942). According to others murdered in a mass execution together with a few Jews (c. 09.08.1942).

perpetrators

Germans / Ukrainians

others related in death

HACZELA John (Fr Peregrine), WÓJCIK Anthony (Fr Remigius Mary)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Stanyslaviv: Prison used by the Russians (in 1939‑41 — in 06.1941, when escaping from advancing Germans, Russians perpetrated a mass murder on prison inmates — and from 1944); the Germans (in 1941‑4); and again by the Russian occupiers after replacing Germans in 1944. Thousands of Poles were jailed there. (more on: stanislawow.net [access: 2014.01.06], stanislawow.net [access: 2014.01.06])

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])

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:
www.cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.08.10]
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
„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
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2014.07.11]

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