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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

POTRZEBSKI

surname
versions/aliases

POTRZEBOWSKI

forename(s)

Victor Francis (pl. Wiktor Franciszek)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Lviv archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Włocławek diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of birth

30.07.1880

Ślesin (Konin county)

alt. dates and places of birth

30.08.1880

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

06.1904 (Włocławek)

positions held

chaplain of Loretan Sisters Association house in Warsaw–Praga (1939‑44), f. director of Adam Mickiewicz gymnasium in Grodno (1937‑9), f. prefect of State Teachers’ School–Seminary in Troki (1928‑37), f. rector of St Francis Xavier church in Piotrków Trybunalski (1927‑8), f. rector of Our Lady of the Snow church in Piotrków Trybunalski (1922‑7), f. secondary schools prefect, including Boleslaus Chrobry lyceum, in Piotrków Trybunalski (1922‑8), f. prefect at Bełchatów parish (1921‑2), f. administrator of Sokołówka n. Bóbrki parish (1916‑21), f. prefect at Monasterzyska (1913‑6), Dolina (1909‑3) parishes, f. vicar of St Anne parish in Lviv (1908‑9), Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Koło on Warta river (1904‑7) parishes, f. philosophy and theology student of Theological Seminary in Włocławek (till 1904)

date and place of death

04.09.1944

Warsaw

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

In 1907 expelled from Russian–controlled Poland for Polish patriotic stance. Settled first in Greater Poland in German–controlled part of partitioned Poland, then in Galicia controlled by the Austrians. There among others chaplain of Bartosze Squads, Polish youth cultural–civic organisation, promulgating gymnastic prowess, and later military training — in Buczacz branch, among others. In 1918 temporarily detained by Austrians. Participant of Lviv defence against invading Russians in 1920. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War took part in heroic defense on 20‑24.09.1939 of Grodno — from Russian barbarians, who resorted to tying captured Poles to their tanks and using them as shields — together with Fr Innocent Guz, Fr Francis Zakrzewski and Fr Henry Hlebowicz, among others. After start of Russian occupation and ever increasing terror against Polish population, in danger of imminent arrest, in 12.1939 crossed over to Warsaw (to German–controlled General Governorate). Ministered as chaplain to the Sisters of Loreto in Warsaw–Praga (1939‑44). Prefect, organiser and participant of clandestine education network on secondary level (part of Polish Clandestine State). From 10.1942 chaplain to the clandestine resistance Home Army AK „Vistula” unit (later „Kiliński” battalion). During Warsaw Uprising chaplain of the Polish clandestine resistance Home Army AK IV Region of the I Warsaw Midtown Group (nom‑de‑guerre „Władysław Orłowski”, „Corda”). Perished during Warsaw Uprising as a result of a heavy crushing–ignition German shell explosion at 4 Szpitalna str. building, together with c. 100 people.

perpetrators

Germans

others related in death

GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent), HLEBOWICZ Henry, ZAKRZEWSKI Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

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. From 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])

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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], www.wsm.archibial.pl [access: 2012.12.28], ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.1944.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
original images:
www.1944.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.1944.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.wsm.archibial.pl [access: 2012.12.28], ziemiapiotrkowska.pl [access: 2015.09.30], ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2015.09.30], www.katedra.lodz.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16]

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