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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - c. 1938, source: commons.wikimedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
    c. 1938
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), source: magazynkaszuby.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), source: alchetron.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), source: alchetron.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), source: magazynkaszuby.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Wejherowo, source: magazynkaszuby.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), source: magazynkaszuby.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - c. 1920, source: slideplayer.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
    c. 1920
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Contemporary image, source: www.niedziela.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Contemporary image, source: www.przewodnik-katolicki.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Contemporary image, Caritas hall, Lower Town, Gdańsk, source: gdansk.gosc.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Contemporary image, source: przedszkolecr.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
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religious status

blessed

surname

KOTOWSKA

forename(s)

Mary Hedwig (pl. Maria Jadwiga)

religious forename(s)

Alice (pl. Alicja)

  • KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice) - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice)
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection (Resurrectionist Sisters - CR)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Chemistry MA

honorary titles

„Polonia Restituta”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]

date and place of birth

20.11.1899

Warsaw

religious vows

08.1928 (last)

positions held

superior of Congregation’s house in Wejherowo (1934‑9), director of The Queen of Polish Sea Private Public School and Gymnasium for Girls in Wejherowo (1934‑9), f. nun of Congregation’s house Warszawa (1924‑34), f. director (1932‑4) and chemistry teacher (till 1932) in Resurrection Sisters’ Science Institute (gymnasium) in Warsaw—Żoliborz — also a nurse, f. teacher at Teachers’ Seminary in Warsaw–Sewerynów, qualified high school teacher, f. student at physics department of Warsaw University in Warsaw (1924‑9), f. nun of Congregation’s house Kęty (1922‑4), novitiate at Congregation’s house in Kęty (from 01.02.1923), in Congregation from 1922, f. student of medicine of Warsaw University in Warsaw (from 1918)

date and place of death

11.11.1939

Piaśnica (Puck county)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

Member from 1918 of Polish Military organisation POW. Participant of Polish–Russian war of 1918‑20, as a nurse of Polish Red Cross Society. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 24.10.1939 and jailed in Wejherowo prison. From there taken to Piaśnica execution site and executed, prob. in a group of Jewish children.

perpetrators

Germans

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

ANGRYK Louis, BIEŃKOWSKI John, BLAJER Blase, BŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius, BORYSIAK John, BRODOWSKI John, DUNAJSKI Peter, FIEREK Anastasius, FITTKAU Edmund, GASIŃSKI Louis, GLISZCZYŃSKI John, GŁOWA Czeslav, HEINIG Julius, HOEFT Joseph Walter, JAKUBOWSKI John, JAMRÓG Witold (Fr Henry), JÓŹWIAK Joanna, KALISZ Casimir, KASZUBOWSKI Louis, KITZERMANN Francis, KNITTER Louis, KONEWECKI Joseph, KRĘCKI Anastasius, LABUDA Bronislaus, LEHMANN Joseph, MASŁOWSKI Anthony (Bro. Florian Mary), MOJKOWSKI Julian, MÓWIŃSKI Joseph, NIKLEWSKI Felix, OLKIEWICZ Bruno, PIÓRKOWSKI Louis, PRONOBIS Adalbert, PRZYBYSZ Francis, RACKI Czeslav, ROMPCA Leo, SARNOWSKI Robert Joseph, SUDY Charles, SZYNALEWSKI Francis Xavier, SZYPNIEWSKI Vladislav, TURZYŃSKI Theodore Emilian, UGOFOWSKI Francis, WARCZAK Augustine, WĄTRÓBSKI Adalbert, WIELEWSKI Vladislav, WILEMSKI Czeslav Casimir, WILEMSKI Paul Felix, WITKOWSKI Boleslaus, WOHLFEIL Edmund, ZAKRZEWSKI John, ZĄBEK Edmund Leopold, ŻUREK Mieczyslav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Piaśnica: In Piaśnica, from 10.1939 till 04.1940 Germans murdered 12,000‑14,000 Poles from Gdańsk region, mainly Polish intelligentsia, in mass executions. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

Wejherowo: Detention centre run by Germans. In 1939 Wejherowo prison was place of mass murders of Poles and the selection place from where victims were taken to Piaśnica, place of execution of thousands of Poles as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [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: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])

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:
swzygmunt.knc.pl [access: 2012.11.23], biblioteka.wejherowo.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2019.04.16], magazynkaszuby.pl [access: 2019.04.16], alchetron.com [access: 2019.04.16], alchetron.com [access: 2019.04.16], magazynkaszuby.pl [access: 2019.04.16], magazynkaszuby.pl [access: 2019.04.16], magazynkaszuby.pl [access: 2019.04.16], slideplayer.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.niedziela.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.przewodnik-katolicki.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.facebook.com [access: 2019.04.16], gdansk.gosc.pl [access: 2019.04.16], przedszkolecr.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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