Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
Stanislaus (pl. Stanisław)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
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Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)
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diocese / province
Greater Poland-Mazovian province SI
date and place of death
f. Szałtupie, Prienai dist., Kaunas Cou.
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
date and place of birth
Przeworsk pow., Subcarpathia voiv.
presbyter (holy orders)/
17.06.1917 (Czechowice – Czechowice–Dziedzice)
administrator–minister of Vilnius monastery (1937‑42), teacher in Jesuit gymnasium in Vilnius (from 1937), f. administrator–minister of Lublin monastery (1936‑7), f. deputy superior of Łęczyca (1931‑5), Nowy Sącz (1925‑31) monasteries, f. administrator–minister of Kalisz monastery (1922‑5), f. friar–priest in Kalisz monastery (1920‑1), f. religious professor at Institute in Chyrów monastery (1918‑20), in Congregation in Stara Wieś monastery from 15.07.1905
camps (+ prisoner no)
Szałtupie: Harsh concentration camp for Poles in Lithuania organised by Germans and run by Lithuanians.
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.
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. 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.lt [access: 2013.05.19])
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])
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„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
www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2016.03.14], college.holycross.edu [access: 2013.05.19]
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