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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • LORENZ Frederick, source: materconsolationis.blogspot.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
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    1936, Szczecin
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  • LORENZ Frederick - C. 1940, source: www.gdw-berlin.de, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
    C. 1940
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  • LORENZ Frederick - 1916-1918, World War I, source: www.omiworld.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
    1916-1918, World War I
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surname

LORENZ

forename(s)

Frederick (pl. Fryderyk)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Frederick (pl. Friedrich)

  • LORENZ Frederick - Commemorative plaque (1994, bronze, James Lewiński), St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: docplayer.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
    Commemorative plaque (1994, bronze, James Lewiński), St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
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  • LORENZ Frederick - Memorial, Südfriedhof cemetery, Halle (Salle), Germany, source: commons.wikimedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
    Memorial, Südfriedhof cemetery, Halle (Salle), Germany
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  • LORENZ Frederick - Commemorative plaque, St Hedwig of Silesia cathedral, Berlin-Mitta, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOLORENZ Frederick
    Commemorative plaque, St Hedwig of Silesia cathedral, Berlin-Mitta
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate OMImore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Oblates)

diocese / province

Berlin diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.12.04]

honorary titles

„Iron Cross” II classmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.04.25]

nationality

German

date and place
of death

13.11.1944

Halle an der Saaleform.: Dobrogóra
today: Halle (Saale), Halle (Saale) dist., Saxony–Anhalt state, Germany

more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]

details of death

During I World war — as a novice in Congregation — drafted in 09.1916 into German army Wehrmacht.

Took part in battles on the Western Front, at Somma and Verdun.

Twice wounded.

Released in 1919.

On 26.08.1939, called up again to the German army Wehrmacht as a chaplain of the 27th Infantry Division.

His unit started war on the day of German invasion of Poland 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II.

Among the soldiers regarded as „fanatical pacifist”.

Gave warnings to the Polish Catholic priests about fortcoming German SS and political police Gestapo repressions.

In 05‑06.1940 with his unit took part in the invasion of Holland and Belgium, and then France.

At the end of 1940 discharged from the army and returned to Szczecin.

On 04‑05.02.1943 arrested by the Germans in Szczecin, during „Fall Stettin” — action aimed at Catholic clergy — together with Fr Albert Hirsch, Fr Charles Lampert, Fr Herbert Simoleit and Fr Alphonse Maria Wachsmann (arrested later), among others.

Held in German political police Gestapo prison in Szczecin.

Interrogated numerous times and tortured.

Next brought to a prison in Berlin and from there, on 06.12.1943, transferred to Roter Ochse prison in Halle (Salle) where on 30.12.1943 tried by the highest military court Reichskriegsgericht, together with Fr Charles Lampert and Fr Herbert Simoleit, accused of treason and sedition and „and listening to the enemy radio broadcasts”.

Found guilty but the lack of unanimity between the judges — only some voted for death penalty — the sentence was not signed.

Prob. on 14.01.1944 sent to German army Wehrmacht prison in Torgau.

On 27.07.1944 tried in Halle again, with the aforementioned priests, and again found guilty.

Before however signing the death sentence during the following night presiding judge, Werner Lueben, committed suicide leaving a note stating that „These are neither 'criminals' nor 'asocial elements'.

Their only tragedy is that they are Catholic priests!” Finally on 08.09.1944 (or 02‑04.09.1944) in Torgau sentenced to death — for the third time.

On 10.11.1944 brought to Roter Ochse prison in Halle and beheaded, together with two aforementioned priests.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

10.06.1897

Klein Fredentoday: Freden (Leine), Hildesheim dist., Lower Saxony state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]

religious vows

25.07.1920 (temporary)
25.07.1923 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

06.07.1924 (Hünfeldtoday: Fulda dist., Kassel reg., Hesse state, Germany)

positions held

1940 – 1943

friar and parish vicar — SzczecinŻelechowa neighborhood
today: Szczecin city pov., West Pomerania voiv., Poland

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⋄ Congregation's house, Oblates OMI ⋄ St John the Baptist RC church ⋄ RC parish ⋄ Szczecintoday: Szczecin city pov., West Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
RC deanery

1934 – 1939

friar — SzczecinŻelechowa neighborhood
today: Szczecin city pov., West Pomerania voiv., Poland

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⋄ Congregation's house, Oblates OMI ⋄ St John the Baptist RC church ⋄ RC parish ⋄ Szczecintoday: Szczecin city pov., West Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
RC deanery — peoples' missionary

1931 – 1934

friar — Saarbrückentoday: Saarbrücken dist., Saarland state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
⋄ Congregation's house, Oblates OMI — peoples' missionary

1927 – 1931

friar — Gelsenkirchentoday: Gelsenkirchen miasto dist., Münster reg., North Rhine–Westphalia state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Congregation's house, Oblates OMI — peoples' missionary

c. 1926

friar — Długopole–Zdrójform.: Langenau
today: Bystrzyca Kłodzka gm., Kłodzko pov., Lower Silesia voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
⋄ Congregation's house, Oblates OMI — peoples' missionary

c. 1925

friar — Kapellentoday: district of Grevenbroich, Rhein–Kreis Neuss dist., Düsseldorf reg., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
⋄ St Nicholas Congregation's house (Germ. Nikolauskloster), Oblates OMI — peoples' missionary

1920 – 1924

student — Hünfeldtoday: Fulda dist., Kassel reg., Hesse state, Germany ⋄ Higher Theological Seminary i.e. Scholasticate, Oblates OMI

1916 – 25.07.1920

novitiate — Kloster Maria Engelporttoday: Cochem–Zell dist., Rhineland–Palatinate state, Germany
more on
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[access: 2022.11.20]
⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of Gate of Heaven Congregation's house, Oblates OMI — with break in 1916‑1919 due to the conscription to the German army Wehrmacht

08.1916

accession — Oblates OMI

1911 – 1916

pupil — Valkenburg aan de Geultoday: Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg prov., Niederlands
more on
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[access: 2022.02.06]
⋄ Carolinum College — Minor Theological Seminary i.e. Juniorate (equiv. to gymnasium), Oblates OMI — studies completed with the matura exam

others related
in death

HIRSCHClick to display biography Albert, LAMPERTClick to display biography Charles, SIMOLEITClick to display biography Herbert, WACHSMANNClick to display biography Alphonse Mary

murder sites
camp 
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Fall Stettin: German action against Catholic church in Szczecin and Pomerania region. Using provocation — among others German political police Gestapo disseminated rumours that Catholic priest allegedly installed broadcasting radio‑station on top the St John the Baptist church steeple and were secretly transmitting information to London — on 04‑05.02.1943 Germans arrested 40 people, including 11 Catholic priests, friars and nuns, accusing them of spying for allies. Some of the arrested were subsequently murdered (including five Catholic priests – four of whom were tried, sentenced to death and beheaded in the prison), the rest were sent to concentration camps. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
)

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 World War II 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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic–pre–Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

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