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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

SOWA

forename(s)

Stanisław

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function

religious cleric

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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congregation

Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)more on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Greater Poland-Mazovian province SI
Polish Province SI (1918—26)
Galicia Province SI (till 1918)

date and place of death

13.04.1944

Šaltupistoday: Išlaužas eld., Prienai dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania
more on
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[access: 2022.06.29]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, arrested on 26.03.1942 by the Germans during mass arrests of Jesuits in Vilnius.

Jailed in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius.

On 08.06.1942 moved to Poniewieżyki monastery transit camp and on 07.09.1943 to Szałtupie German concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

10.04.1886

Nowosielcetoday: Przeworsk gm., Przeworsk pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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religious vows

02.02.1923 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.06.1917 (Czechowicetoday: Czechowice–Dziedzice, Czechowice–Dziedzice gm., Bielsko–Biała pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

1937 – 1942

teacher {Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
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[access: 2022.01.06]
, St Casimir the Prince Gymnasium, St Casimir the Prince monastery, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}, also: minister (administrator)

1936 – 1937

friar {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, St Peter the Apostle monastery, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}, minister (administrator)

1931 – 1935

deputy superior {Łęczycatoday: Łęczyca urban gm., Łęczyca pow., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}

1925 – 1931

deputy superior {Nowy Sącztoday: Nowy Sącz pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
, Minor Theological Seminary (i.e. gymnasium), Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}

1920 – 1925

friar {Kalisztoday: Kalisz city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.12.16]
, Visitation to the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}, minister (administrator) (1922‑1925), operarius (1920‑1921)

1918 – 1920

teacher {Bunkovychin .Khyriv
today: Khyriv hrom., Sambir rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine

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[access: 2022.11.09]
, Scientific and Educational Institute (St Joseph's college), St Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery „in Khyriv”, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}, professor of religion

15.07.1905

accession {Stara Wieśtoday: Brzozów gm., Brzozów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.12.18]
, Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Mary monastery, Society of Jesus SI (Jesuits)}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Šaltupis: In 01.1942, at the Šaltupis estate in Lithuania, the Germans established a slave labor camp for the Polish clergy. The formal order was issued by a Lithuanian collaborator, the police chief of the city of Vilnius. The camp was managed by the German Secret Political Police Gestapo, but the commandant was another Lithuanian collaborator, known for his brutality and sadism towards prisoners. On 17.10.1942, professors of the Theological Faculty of the University of Stefan Batory and the Theological Seminary in Vilnius were brought in. Apart from them, Vilnius monks and friars were kept in the camp: the Discalced Carmelites, Jesuits, Missionaries, Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God and one Franciscan. Together c. 50 people. The internees slaved on a farm. In 04.1943 some of the prisoners were released. Most of them however were held until the defeat of Germany and the start of the Russian occupation in 07.1944. A few perished in the camp.

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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03.03.1942 arrests (Vilnius): On 03.03.1942 in Vilnius Germans arrested 28 professors and 81 seminarians of Vilnius Theological Seminary, prob. denounced by the Lithuanians. A few weeks later, on 26.03.1942, the Germans and the Lithuanians who collaborated with them arrested 9 religious fathers, 5 brothers, 2 novices and 1 boy helping in the kitchen, from the Jesuit College of Vilnius. All were locked in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Professors were on 18.03.1942 transported to Wyłkowyszki and interned there. In 10.1942 were subsequently sent to concentration camp (i.e. Szałtupie, Poniewieżyk). The seminarians were transported out on 04.05.1942 to Germany for slave labour (most of them escaped during the transport). Theological seminary was closed. Few weeks after Vilnius seminary arrests, on 26.03.1942 Germans arrested Vilnius religious friars and clerics (Jesuits and Missionary Fathers of St Vincent a Pauli, among others) who got exposed to the same prison treatment. (more on: www.tygodnik.ltClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

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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bibliograhical:, „Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017, „Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996,
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