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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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  • KOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav), source: regis.maxus.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav)
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  • KOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav) - Contemporary image, Capuchin Fathers' monastery, Zakroczym, source: www.powolanie-kapucyni.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav)
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surname

KOZERA

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

religious forename(s)

Czeslav (pl. Czesław)

  • KOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav) - Commemorative plaque, Transfiguration Capuchin brothers church, Warsaw, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav)
    Commemorative plaque, Transfiguration Capuchin brothers church, Warsaw
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  • KOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav) - Commemorative plaque, St Catherine of Alexandria church, Działdowo, source: radioolsztyn.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKOZERA Francis (Fr Czeslav)
    Commemorative plaque, St Catherine of Alexandria church, Działdowo
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function

religious cleric

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more 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

Warsaw province OFMcap
more on: www.kapucyni.pl [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of death

12.05.1941

KL Soldau
Działdowo, Działdowo pow., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death

16.01.9141, 12.04.1941

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during September 1938 defense war chaplain of the field hospital organized in Zakroczym monastery. Arrested by the Germans on 06.11.1940 (according to others on 04.11.1940) — denounced to the German Gestapo for burying the monastery bell in the monastery garden and hiding liturgical vessels in an empty grave in a local cemetery which Germans dug out on 24.10.1940. Jailed in Nowy Dwór Maz. prison. Tortured. On 09.01.1941 transported to KL Soldau concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

02.10.1910

Wysokin
Przysucha pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

religious vows

04.10.1931 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.07.1935 (Lublin)

positions held

guardian of Zakroczym monastery (1938‑40), f. friar of Łomża monastery (till 1938) — vicar, f. lecturer at Seraphim College in Łomża (1936‑8), f. friar of Warsaw monastery (1935‑6) — vicar, f. theology student in Lublin (c. 1931‑5), f. philosophy student in Łomża monastery (c. 1929‑c. 1931), f. philosophy student in Breust–Eysden (c. 1928‑c. 1929), in Order from 14.08.1927

others related in death

ARENDZIKOWSKI Adam, BARTUZI Thaddeus, BIAŁY Vladislav, BŁOŃSKI Vladimir, BROMIRSKI Vladislav, BROSZKIEWICZ Alexander, CABAN Steven, CIBOROWSKI Thaddeus, DMOCHOWSKI Peter Julian, GIERGIELEWICZ Francis, GLINKA Francis (Bro. Anthony), GOSZCZYŃSKI Adam Lucian, JAWORSKI Stanislaus, KACZOROWSKI Michael, KALISZKA Thaddeus, KLENIEWSKI Eugene Paul, KLIMKIEWICZ Francis, KŁAPKOWSKI Vladislav, KOBYLIŃSKI Stanislaus, KOLATOR Bronislaus, KOPER Bronislaus, KOWALSKA Mieczyslava (Sr Mary Therese of Baby Jesus), KOZŁOWSKI John, KROGULECKI John, KRYSIAK Andrew, KRZEMIŃSKI John, KURACH Anthony, KURDZIEL John, KUŚMIERCZYK Anthony, LATARSKI Joseph, ŁADA Alexander, ŁUCZECZKO Emil, ŁUKASZEWICZ Louis, MALINOWSKI Stanislaus, MIASTKOWSKI Anthony, MICHALAK Joseph, MODZELEWSKI Adolph, MOLAK Joseph Stanislaus, MORAWSKI Michael, MOSSAKOWSKI Leo, NASIŁOWSKI Stanislaus, NOWOWIEJSKI Anthony Julian, OGRODOWICZ Joseph, PAWLAK Anthony, PŁYWACZYK Adalbert, PRZYGÓDZKI Julian, RAMOTOWSKI Vladislav, ROESLER Alexander, ROGALSKI Czeslav, ROSZKOWSKI Czeslav, ROŚCISZEWSKI Joseph, RUSZKOWSKI Francis, SALWOWSKI Joseph, SKARŻYŃSKI Boleslaus, SKIERKOWSKI Vladislav, SOBOCIŃSKI Joseph, STEFAŃCZYK Faustinus, STĘPKOWSKI Stanislaus, STROJNOWSKI Joseph, SZCZEPAŃSKI John Casimir, SZYDŁOWSKI John, SZYMCZYK Joseph, TROJAŃCZYK Peter Alexander, WALCZAK Anthony, WETMAŃSKI Leo, WIĘCKOWSKI Anthony, WILKOWSKI Adam, WILOCH John Louis, WIŚNIEWSKI Eugene, ZALESKI Adam, ZALEWSKI Julian, ZAREMBA John, ZAWADZKI Adam, ZAWIDZKI John, ŻOŁĘDZIOWSKI Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „ Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (Eng. Transit Camp for Polish Civilians), prior to transport to other concentration camps. In reality it was used then as a place of extermination of Polish intelligentsia within Germ. Intelligenzaktion genocidal program and extermination of sick and disabled within Aktion T4 program. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: mazowsze.hist.pl [access: 2013.08.17], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])

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. 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.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 — 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
mazowsze.hist.pl [access: 2012.11.23], regis.maxus.com.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.powolanie-kapucyni.pl [access: 2017.11.07], edukacja.ipn.gov.pl [access: 2020.07.31]
original images:
regis.maxus.com.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.powolanie-kapucyni.pl [access: 2017.11.07], radioolsztyn.pl [access: 2021.08.06]

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