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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

PODHORODECKI

surname
versions/aliases

PODHORECKI

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

religious forename(s)

Bonaventure (pl. Bonawentura)

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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 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]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Philosophy

date and place of death

08.11.1941

KL Auschwitz
concentration camp, Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv.

alt. dates and places of death

11.11.1941

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, participant of the Polish clandestine resistance movement, part of Polish Clandestine State — organizer of clandestine theology lectures at Franciscan Theological Seminary in Cracow, author of articles publishes in clandestine resistance leaflets and papers. Arrested on 21.01.1941 in Cracow monastery, together with Bro Vaclav Skoczylas. Jailed in Montelupich Str. prison in Cracow. After three months on 05.04.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp. There slaved in „Neubau” commando constructing new barracks („blocks”) in the camp. Contracted nephritis which Germans refused to treat. Soon contracted pneumonia as well and perished in revir („hospital” barrack).

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

29.09.1899

Verkhnie Synovydne
Lviv obl.

religious vows

04.10.1920 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22/26.02.1922 (Kraków)

positions held

friar of Cracow monastery (1932‑41) — retreat preacher, rector (1936‑41) and Church history, catechesis, philosophy, church pronunciation, pastoral medicine, pedagogica, experimental psychology professor (1932‑6) at Franciscan Theological Seminary in Cracow, member of Polish Tatra Mountains Society (from 1937), f. senior assistant professor at Experimental Psychology Institute of Jagiellonian University in Cracow (1938‑9), f. Province steward (1936‑9), f. PhD student at Philosophy Department of Jagiellonian University (1936‑8), f. psychology student at Louvain University (1936), f. secretary of St Anthony of Padua and Bl. James Strzemię Province (1933‑6), f. student at Philosophy Department of Jagiellonian University (1932‑6), f. friar of Lviv monastery (1923‑32) — monastery’s discreet (from 1930), Latin, Greek, German and French languages, mathematics and physics teacher at Lower Theological Seminary, f. Roman philology student at Humanities Department of John Casimir University in Lviv (from 1927), f. friar of Hanaczów monastery (1922‑3), f. „Knight of Immaculate” editor (1922‑6), f. friar of Cracow monastery (1919‑22), f. French and Latin teacher at Franciscan Theological Seminary in Cracow (1922), f. theology and philosophy student at Franciscan Theological Seminary in Cracow (from1919), f. friar of Lviv monastery (1915‑9), f. theology and philosophy student in Lviv (1916‑9), novitiate in Lviv monastery (14.09.1915–14.09.1916), in Order from 1915

others related in death

SKOCZYLAS Vaclav (Bro. Raphael)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 11981): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison run by the Germans. In 1940‑4 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

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. 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 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:
pl.auschwitz.org [access: 2012.11.23], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.11.23], krakowianie1939-56.mhk.pl [access: 2019.04.16]
bibliograhical:
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016
original images:
www.facebook.com [access: 2019.04.16], www.facebook.com [access: 2019.04.16], www.facebook.com [access: 2019.04.16], krakowianie1939-56.mhk.pl [access: 2019.04.16], www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2014.07.11], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2014.03.21]

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