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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

MARCHIEWICZ

surname
versions/aliases

MARCHEWICZ, MARCHLEWICZ

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

religious forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans, Minorites - OFM)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Angelic Blessed Mary province OFM
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

01.09.1914

Krystynopil-Chervonohrad
Sokal rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine

religious vows

13.09.1935 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.06.1938

positions held

friar in Rawa Ruska monastery, f. friar in Lviv monastery (from 1939), f. dogmatic theology student at Ateneum Antonianum in Rome (1938‑9), f. philosophy and theology student at Wieliczka monastery (1934‑8), f. secondary education student at Cracow monastery (1933‑4), novitiate at Wieliczka monastery (1932‑3), in Congregation from 28.08.1931)

date and place of death

26.06.1941

Lviv
Lviv obl., Ukraine

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War immediately left Rome and managed to get to Lviv on 05.09.1939. There got involved in help provided to refugees escaping from advancing German and Russian forces. After start of Russians occupation arrested by the Russians on 26.11.1940, on suspicion of collaboration with the budding Polish clandestine independence movement Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of future Polish Clandestine State). Underwent heavy investigation — tortured. Lost — prob. murdered in Lviv Brygidki prison, during genocide perpetrated by the Russians on prisoners after German attack in 06.1941 and Russian panic retreat. According to some sources hanged on his own hair or crucified on the prison cell’s door.

alt. dates and places of death

26.11.1940, 27.06.1941

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BAŁUT Anthony (Fr Roman), BANSZEL Charles, BUCZYŃSKI Joseph, CZEMERYŃSKI Yaroslav, KAŹNICA Monica, KNYSZ Stephen, KONOPKA Casimir Stanislaus, KOWALIK Zeno, PISKOZUB Julia

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Lviv (Brygidki): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. In 1941‑4 the prison was run by the Germans. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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:
ofm.krakow.pl [access: 2013.01.06], www.se.neteasy.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„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
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2014.07.11]

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