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

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir, source: prawy.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    source: prawy.pl
    own collection
  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir, source: www.ipsb.nina.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    source: www.ipsb.nina.gov.pl
    own collection
  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir - c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl)
    own collection
  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir - c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl)
    own collection
  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir - c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    c. 16.04.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl)
    own collection

religious status

Servant of God

surname

SMOROŃSKI

forename(s)

Casimir (pl. Kazimierz)

  • SMOROŃSKI Casimir - Commemorative plaque, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary basilica, Tuchów, source: nitecki.wietrzykowski.net, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSMOROŃSKI Casimir
    Commemorative plaque, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary basilica, Tuchów
    source: nitecki.wietrzykowski.net
    own collection

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists - CSsR)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

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

academic distinctions

Bachelor of Bible Science

date and place of death

21.05.1942

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

alt. dates and places of death

20.05.1942, 22.05.1942

details of death

After World War I outbreak chaplain of military hospital at Schwarzenbergskaserne in Vienna (1914‑5). After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, co‑organizer of rescue effort of Jews in Siedliska n. Tuchów. About the situation in the German–run, occupied General Governorate informed his acquaintances, co–friars living abroad. On 10.06.1941 survived German search of Tuchów monastery. Warned off by the Germans — did not heed it. Finally arrested by the Germans on 16.02.1942. Jailed in Tarnów prison. Maltreated and tortured. On 16.04.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where cruelly beaten by German guards and perished in camp’s „hospital”.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

18.02.1889

Nowe Rybie
Limanowa gm., Limanowa pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

religious vows

02.08.1906 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

02.06.1911 (Cracow)

positions held

friar at Tuchola monastery (1921) — priest, editor of „Mary's Banner” (from 1927), founder and first editor of „Homo Dei” (from 1932), author of numerous articles on biblical homiletics, asceticism and Mariology topics, f. lecturer of Redemptorist Fathers’ Theological Seminary in Tuchów (1921‑3), f. biblical sciences, Hebrew and Greek languages and church songs lecturer at Redemptorist Fathers’ Theology Seminary in Maksymówka (1915‑21), f. socius — prefect support — at Redemptorist Fathers’ Theology Seminary in Maksymówka (1915‑21), f. Holy Scripture student–observer at Vienna University (1914‑5), f. chaplain at hospitals in Vienna (1914‑5), f. chaplain of Polish students in Vienna (1914‑5),f. student of Pontifical Biblical Institute Biblicum in Rome (1912‑4, 1923‑4), f. theology and philosophy student at lecturer at Redemptorist Fathers’ Theology Seminary in Maksymówka (1906‑12), novitiate in Mościska monastery (from 1905), in Congregation from 1905

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 29706): 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])

Tarnów: German penal and detention centre used by the Germans as a transit point prior to sending to concentration camps, i.e. KL Auschwitz. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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 — 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.12.28], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.hagiographycircle.com [access: 2012.11.23], www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
prawy.pl [access: 2017.11.07], www.ipsb.nina.gov.pl [access: 2017.11.07], www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.nowerybie.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.05.19], nitecki.wietrzykowski.net [access: 2021.04.01]

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