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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

WRONOWSKI

forename(s)

Sigismund (pl. Zygmunt)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łódź diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Kuyavia-Kalisz diocese

honorary titles

honorary canon (Łódź cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
honorary canon (Kalisz collegiate)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

02.02.1876

Dziewczopole (Włocławek county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1899

positions held

dean of Zgierz deanery (1940‑1), parish priest of St Catherine of Alexandria parish in Zgierz (1940‑1), f. dean of Brzeziny Łódzkie deanery, f. parish priest of Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Brzeziny Łódzkie (1930‑40), Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Widawa (1922‑30) parishes, f. administrator of St John the Baptist in Widawa (1926), St John the Baptist in Brzyków (1926) parishes, f. parish priest of St James parish in Golina (1912‑22), f. vicar of St Valentine parish in Konopiska (1900)

date and place of death

19.11.1941

KL Dachau

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested for the first time by the Germans in 11.1939. Interned in Radegast transit camp in Radogoszcz. Released in 01.1940. Arrested again on 06.10.1941. Jailed in Konstantynów transit camp. Finally on 30.10.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp where perished.

alt. dates and places of death

20.11.1941

perpetrators

Germans

comments

The urn containing the ashes of the victim — the body was prob. cremated at Germ. Ostfriedhof (Eng. Eastern cemetery) in Munich — is being kept in Am Perlacher Forst cemetery, at place known as Germ. Ehrenhain I (Eng. „Remembrance Grove nr 1”), in Munich (marked as urn no K1675)

others related in death

BARTKIEWICZ Bronislaus, BĘDKOWSKI Casimir, BIERNACKI Felix, BRZEZIŃSKI Romualdo, CHMIELIŃSKI John, CHOJNACKI Vladislav, CHOMICZEWSKI Stanislaus, CIESIELSKI Vladislav Anthony, CZERWIŃSKI Vincent, DOMAGAŁA Vladislav, DROZDALSKI John, DZIUDA Joseph, FIJAŁKOWSKI John, GAJEWICZ Sigismund, GIERCZAK John, GOSTKOWSKI Steven, GRĘDA Mieczyslav, GRZELAK Vladislav, GUZOWSKI Vladislav, HAUSER Steven, JABŁOŃSKI Vincent, JAWORSKI Marian, JĘDRZEJCZAK Cornelius, KACZYŃSKI Dominic, KASPROWICZ John, KASZYCA Leo Constantine, KNAPSKI Sigismund, KOCHANIAK Francis, KONECKI Roman, KOZANECKI Edmund Eugene, KRUPCZYŃSKI John Alexander, KUBIŚ Adalbert, LASKOWSKI Louis, LEWANDOWICZ Mieczyslav, LIS Thomas, MACHNIKOWSKI Anthony, MACKIEWICZ John, MIKOŁAJEWSKI Sigismund, NOWICKI Casimir, PALINCEUSZ Joseph, PATRYCY Czeslav Alexander, PAWŁOWSKI Ignatius, PEŁCZYŃSKI Joseph, PERZYNA Michael, PYSZYŃSKI Hippolytus, RABIŃSKI Stanislaus, RYCHTER Leo, SIERADZKI Matthew, SIKORSKI Vaclav Steven, SKOCZYLAS Casimir, SKOWROŃSKI Steven, STAŃCZAK Czeslav, SZYMAŃSKI Casimir, ŚWIDEREK Vladislav, ŚWITAJSKI John Bronislaus, WILK Stanislaus, ZYSK Francis, ŻWIREK Vladislav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28489): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main concentration camp for Catholic priests and religious during II World War: Germans imprisoned there approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. They were forced to slave at so‑called „Plantags”, doing manual field works, at constructions, including crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub–camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.05.30])

Konstantynów: Transit concentration camp set up on 05.01.1940 and operational till 16.08.1943. Polish prisoners from Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Pomerania and central Poland were held there. Approx. 42,000 were interned, thousands of them perished out of which approx. 700 were identified. In 10.1941‑12.1941 approx. 450 Polish priests and religious from Częstochowa, Łódź and Włocławek dioceses and Poznań archdiocese were imprisoned there prior to transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

06.10.1941 arrests (Warthegau): On 13.09.1941 Gaulaiter of German province Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland, in German–occupied Greater Poland (where German standard law was in force), Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy issued a decree formally dissolving Catholic Church and forming in its place a Roman Catholic German National Church in Wartheland, an organization subject to a German private law. All the contacts with Vatican were forbidden. All the religion congregations were also dissolved. On 06‑07.10.1941 mass arrests of Polish Catholic priests took place. All were herded into Konstantynów or Ląd on Warta river transit camps or KL Posen concentration camp. On 30.10.1941 most of them were transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

Radegast: Resettlement camp (as part of German resettlement „program” for Poles in 1939), then co–functioning with transit–concentration camp (during genocidal German Intelligenzaktion Litzmannstadt in 1939‑40), finally changed into Germ. Erweitertes Polizeigefängnis (Eng. Expanded Police prison), in Radogoszcz n. Łódź, operational from 1939 till 1945, for Poles from Łódź region. Probably in excess of 40,000 people were held there. For religious this was a transit camp before transfer to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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 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:
archidiecezja.lodz.pl [access: 2012.11.23], dziwoszbogdan.republika.pl [access: 2012.12.28], arolsen-archives.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.ipgs.us [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„Urns kept at the Am Perlacher Forst cemetery — analysis”, Mr Gregory Wróbel, curator of the Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź, private correspondence, 25.05.2020
original images:
www.katedra.lodz.pl [access: 2014.01.06]

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