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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

SERAFIN

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

  • SERAFIN Michael - Commemorative plaque, municipal park, Wyszogród, source: wyszogrod.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSERAFIN Michael
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    Monument, 13 Murdered Square, Płock
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  • SERAFIN Michael - Mass grave, Kobyliński Alee cemetery, Płock, source: galeria.plock24.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSERAFIN Michael
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    Commemorative plaque, cathedral basilica, Płock
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Płock diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

honorary canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
(Pułtusk collegiate)

date and place of death

18.09.1942

Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, became a member of the clandestine resistance Polish Armed Organization „Sign” POZ, the predecessor of the Home Army AK (part of the Polish Clandestine State).

A clandestine transfer–point was organised at his parish by POZ — between the Germ. Regierungsbezirk Zichenau (Eng. Ciechanów regency), i.e. the occupied Polish territories directly incorporated into Germany, specifically into Germ. Provinz Ostpreußen (Eng. East Prussia province), and the German–administered General Governorate.

In Wyszogród, located on the right bank of the Vistula, in Germ. Regierungsbezirk Zichenau, there was a pontoon bridge erected by the Germans on the site of a wooden bridge blown up by the Polish army in 09.1939 and it was the closest road to the General Governorate.

Organized the clandestine transfer of people wanted by the Germans to the General Government.

Collected information on the German occupant's forces and passed it to the POZ headquarters in Płock.

At the request of local parishioners, ministered also in the parishes of Brzozów, Giżyce, Kamion, Młodzieszyn and Rów, belonging to the Archdiocese of Warsaw, located on the left bank of the Vistula, parish priests of which Germans earlier arrested and sent to concentration camps.

Arrested by the Germans on 20.04.1942.

Jailed in Płock prison.

Tortured — one of the members of the German criminal political police, the Gestapo, apparently in confidence told a priest from Płock: „Fr Serafin was beaten very much, he will be hanged, but … he is a hero”.

On 18.09.1942 publically hanged on a synagogue yard in Płock (had hands bound with wire, cutting the flesh down to the bone) — with 12 other victims, accused of being a member of Polish resistance.

The church in Wyszogród was closed by the Germans and then turned into a granary.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

23.09.1888

Przysuchatoday: Przysucha gm., Przysucha pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.06.1913 (Płock cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1931 – 1942

dean {dean.: Wyszogródtoday: Wyszogród gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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}

1931 – 1942

parish priest {parish: Wyszogródtoday: Wyszogród gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, Holy Trinity; dean.: Wyszogródtoday: Wyszogród gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

administrator {parish: Rębowotoday: Wyszogród gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St John the Baptist; dean.: Wyszogródtoday: Wyszogród gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1924 – 1931

parish priest {parish: Naruszewotoday: Naruszewo gm., Płońsk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Tekla the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Płońsktoday: Płońsk urban gm., Płońsk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1924 – 1931

administrator {parish: Radzymintoday: Naruszewo gm., Płońsk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Płońsktoday: Płońsk urban gm., Płońsk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1919 – 1924

prefect {parish: Ostrów Mazowieckatoday: Ostrów Mazowiecka gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Ostrów Mazowieckatoday: Ostrów Mazowiecka gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1913 – 1919

vicar {parish: Lipnotoday: Lipno gm., Lipno pow., Kuyavia–Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.01]
, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}, also: prefect of a primary school

till 1913

student {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Płock: In its present location, the prison in Płock was built in 1803 by the Prussians (after the Third Partition of Poland, Płock was initially part of the Prussia). From 1815, it functioned as a Russian prison (among others, the November insurgents were detained there). During World War II, during the German occupation — Płock found itself in the so‑called Germ. Regierungsbezirk Zichenau (Eng. Ciechanów regency), part of the Germ. Provinz Ostpreußen (Eng. East Prussia province) — it was managed by the Germans. The jail ran by the German political police Gestapo was located in a different place — initially in the basement of the present town hall in Płock. From 1941 it was transferred — as an investigative prison — to a building at 1st of May Str., built in 1905. Many of the Polish prisoners were next transported to German concentration camps, mainly KL Soldau, where they perished. After the German defeat, this building was taken over by the Russians, and then by the Polish Commie–Nazis in the service of the Russian KGB, and treacherous murders of former soldiers of the Polish Clandestine State were prob. carried out there. In 1991, the main prison was visited by Pope St John Paul II, who said to the inmates: „You are condemned, but not doomed”.

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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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. 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
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)

sources

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bibliograhical:, „Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002,
original images:
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, wyszogrod.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.18]
, www.polskaniezwykla.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
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[access: 2015.03.01]
, galeria.plock24.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
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