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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

SKIERKOWSKI

forename(s)

Vladislav (pl. Władysław)

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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
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[access: 2013.05.19]

honorary titles

Silver „Cross of Merit”more on
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[access: 2019.04.16]

Silver Academic Laurel
honorary canonmore on
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[access: 2014.11.14]
(Pułtusk collegiate)

date and place of death

20.08.1941

KL Soldauconcentration camp
today: Działdowo, Działdowo urban gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2018.09.02]

alt. dates and places of death

Białucki forestn. Białut
today: Iłowo–Osada gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2021.09.02]

details of death

In 1914‑5, during World War I, the area of his parish became the site of protracted German–Russian skirmishes and battles.

Escaping with the local people from missiles, he hid in forests and in the most sunken villages.

As he wrote: „There I brought consolation and help to the forest people, there, crowded in dark huts, we stayed for days and weeks, there we often shared our last piece of bread.

Then many old Kurpie men and women willingly took their old violins, even when bullets flew over the village and played old melodies, sad and cheerful, which I eagerly wrote down […] I decided to collect these pearls from Wilderness and take them even only for myself as a souvenir”.

From then on, started collecting and popularizing the Kurpie culture.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 06/07.03.1941 and transported to Płock prison.

Next day on 08.03.1941 transported to KL Soldau concentration camp where he was tortured and perished.

alt. details of death

Murdered — during „an attempt to eliminate the typhus epidemic”.

The selected method of this „attempt” was the physical extermination of all prisoners of the KL Soldau concentration camp.

The victims were prob. shot in the Białucki forest (about 10 km east of the camp) and buried in mass graves (according to other sources, the victims were buried in the Jewish cemetery or in the municipal forest in Działdowo).

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

12.03.1886

Głużektoday: Wiśniewo gm., Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

13.03.1886, 12.08.1886

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1912 (Płock cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1925 – 1941

parish priest {parish: Imielnicatoday: neighborhood in Płock, Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, St James the Elder the Apostle; dean.: Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1920 – 1925

parish priest {parish: Ciachcintoday: Bielsk gm., Płock pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1917 – 1920

vicar {parish: Różantoday: Różań gm., Maków Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Anne; dean.: Maków Mazowieckitoday: Maków Mazowiecki urban gm., Maków Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.06]
}

1915 – 1917

vicar {parish: Krasnosielctoday: Krasnosielc gm., Maków Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, St John Cantius the Confessor; dean.: Maków Mazowieckitoday: Maków Mazowiecki urban gm., Maków Mazowiecki pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.06]
}

1913 – 1915

vicar {parish: Myszyniectoday: Myszyniec gm., Ostrołęka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Holy Trinity; dean.: Ostrołękatoday: Ostrołęka city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.06]
}

1912 – 1913

vicar {parish: Dzierzgowotoday: Dzierzgowo gm., Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.19]
, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Przasnysztoday: Przasnysz urban gm., Przasnysz pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1906 – 1912

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

{researcher and popularizer of the Kurpie culture}

membership {Płocktoday: Płock city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, scientific society}

{author of a collection of songs and plays, including „Wedding in Kurpie”}

others related in death

CABANClick to display biography Steven, NASIŁOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, NOWOWIEJSKIClick to display biography Anthony Julian, WETMAŃSKIClick to display biography Leo, ZALESKIClick to display biography Adam, ARENDZIKOWSKIClick to display biography Adam, BROMIRSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, BROSZKIEWICZClick to display biography Alexander, GIERGIELEWICZClick to display biography Francis, GOSZCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Adam Lucian, KLENIEWSKIClick to display biography Eugene Paul, KOBYLIŃSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, KOLATORClick to display biography Bronislaus, KOPERClick to display biography Bronislaus, KOZŁOWSKIClick to display biography John, KROGULECKIClick to display biography John, KUŚMIERCZYKClick to display biography Anthony, OGRODOWICZClick to display biography Joseph, ROESLERClick to display biography Alexander, ROGALSKIClick to display biography Ceslaus, SALWOWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, SOBOCIŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, STROJNOWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, SZYDŁOWSKIClick to display biography John, TROJAŃCZYKClick to display biography Peter Alexander, WALCZAKClick to display biography Anthony, WILKOWSKIClick to display biography Adam, WILOCHClick to display biography John Louis, WIŚNIEWSKIClick to display biography Eugene, ZAREMBAClick to display biography John, ZAWIDZKIClick to display biography John

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „ Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (Eng. Transit Camp for Polish Civilians), prior to transport to other concentration camps. In reality it was used then as a place of extermination of Polish intelligentsia within Germ. Intelligenzaktion genocidal program and extermination of sick and disabled within Aktion T4 program. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

Białucki forest: Execution site of prisoners held in the KL Soldau concentration camp, by the village Iłowo Osada. Among others Passionists from Przasnysz and c. 58 priests from Płock region were probably murdered there. Altogether in 1941‑5 Germans murdered there c. 12,000 KL Soldau prisoners. The victims were buried in 3 mass graves in the 200 ha forest. To cover up murders a pine trees were planted on the graves. In 1944 during „Sonderaktion 1005” (Eng. „Specjal action 1005”) — also „Enterdungsaktion” (Eng. „Exhumation Action”) Germanunits of Germ. Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsführers SS (End. Reichsführer SS Security Services), i.e. SD, and uniform soldiers of Germ. Ordnungspolizei (Eng. Order Police), i.e. OrPo, dug out the bodies, burnt them, scattered the ashes and again planted pine trees. (more on: www.polskaniezwykla.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.05.09]
)

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”.

02-03.1941 arrests (Zichenau region): In the night of 17/18.02.1941 and night of 06/07.03.1941 Germans arrested dozens of Catholic priests and nuns from Regierungsbezirk Zichenau, a occupied region belonging to German East Prussia province. All were transported through Płock prison to KL Soldau concentration camp. Among the arrested were two Catholic bishops of Płock diocese, abp Nowowiejski and bp Wetmański. Few priests were murdered in KL Soldau (including both bishops), more later on in other concentration camp, mainly in KL Dachau. Most of the nuns were subsequently released.

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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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bibliograhical:, „Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002,
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