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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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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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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • STYRA Francis; source: Fr Andrew Hanich, „Opole Silesia clergy martyrology during II World War”, Opole 2009, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    source: Fr Andrew Hanich, „Opole Silesia clergy martyrology during II World War”, Opole 2009
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  • STYRA Francis - c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (encyklo.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (encyklo.pl)
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  • STYRA Francis - c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (encyklo.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (encyklo.pl)
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  • STYRA Francis - c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    c. 17.07.1941, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection

surname

STYRA

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

  • STYRA Francis - Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Jastrzębie Zdrój, source: www.katowice.uw.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Jastrzębie Zdrój
    source: www.katowice.uw.gov.pl
    own collection
  • STYRA Francis - Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice, source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Christ the King cathedral, Katowice
    source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl
    own collection
  • STYRA Francis - Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże, source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTYRA Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
    source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl
    own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

10.10.1941

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

details of death

In 1919‑21, after Poland regained independence in 11.1918, during preparations for a plebiscite that was to decide national destiny of Upper Silesia and Opole region, and during Silesian uprising supported Polish cause. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested on 15.04.194 by the Germans, prob. for lending a typewriter used to print clandestine resistance leaflets. Jailed in Rybnik prison. From there on 17.07.1941 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, where perished — beaten up by a barrack guard had a surgery on wounded leg, a gangrene set in and contracted pneumonia.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

28.11.1882

Biedrzychowice
Prudnik pow., Opole voiv.

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.06.1907 (Wrocław)

positions held

1924–1941 — parish priest {parish: Mszana, St George}
1922–1924 — vicar {parish: Mszana, St George}
1922 — vicar {parish: Rybnik}
1919–1922 — vicar {parish: Ujazd}
1917–1919 — vicar {parish: Bieruń Stary, St Bartholomew the Apostle}
1911–1917 — vicar {parish: Gliwice, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles}
1910–1911 — vicar {parish: Przyszowice, St John of Nepomuk}
1907–1910 — vicar {parish: Kochłowicach, Holy Trinity}
till 1907 — student {Wrocław, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, University of Wrocław (since 1945), Royal University — Breslau Academy (1816‑1911), Frederic Wilhelm University of Silesia (1911–1945)}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 18176): 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])

Rybnik: Detention centre run by Germans.

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])

Silesian Uprisings: Three armed interventions of the Polish population against Germany in 1919‑21 aiming at incorporation of Upper Silesia and Opole region into Poland, after the revival of the Polish state in 1918. Took place in the context of a plebiscite ordered on the basis of the international treaty of Versailles of 28.06.1919, ending the First World War, that was to decide national fate of the disputed lands. The 1st Uprising took place on 16‑24.08.1919 and broke out spontaneously in response to German terror and repression against the Polish population. Covered mainly Pszczyna and Rybnik counties and part of the main Upper Silesia industrial district. Suppressed by the Germans. 2nd Uprising took place on 19‑25.08.1920 in response to numerous acts of terror of the German side. Covered the entire area of the Upper Silesia industrial district and part of the Rybnik county. As a result Poles obtained better conditions for the campaign prior the plebiscite. The poll was conducted on 20.03.1921. The majority of the population — 59.6% — were in favor of Germany, but the results were influenced by the admission of voting from former inhabitants of Upper Silesia living outside Silesia. As a result the 3rd Uprising broke out, the largest such uprising of the Silesian in the 20th century. It lasted from 02.05.1921 to 05.07.1921. Spread over almost the entire area of Upper Silesia. Two large battles took place in the area of St. Anna Mountain and near Olza. As a result on 12.10.1921 the international plebiscite commission decided on a more favorable for Poland division of Upper Silesia. The territory granted to Poland was enlarged to about ⅓ of the disputed territory. Poland accounted for 50% of metallurgy and 76% of coal mines. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.05.25])

sources

personal:
encyklo.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.rybnik.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
encyklo.pl [access: 2013.05.19], encyklo.pl [access: 2016.05.30], encyklo.pl [access: 2016.05.30], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.katowice.uw.gov.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2014.03.21]

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