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

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ZAGERMANN

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Francis (pl. Franz)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Warmia diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02]

date and place of birth

28.07.1882

Zawierz
Braniewo Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1907 (Frombork)

positions held

vice–dean of Reszel deanery (1936‑45), parish priest of Unikowo parish (1928‑45), f. vicar of St John in Malbork (1912‑28), Lubieszewo (1911‑2), St Nicholas in Elbląg (1911) parishes, f. administrator of Lubieszewo (1912), Świątki (1911) parishes, f. vicar of Dobre Miasto (1910‑1), Nowa Cerkiew (1908‑10), Pluty (1907‑8) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Braniewo (till 1907), f. theology student in Würzburg

date and place of death

26.02.1945

Unikowo
Bartoszyce Cou., Warmia-Masuria voiv., Poland

cause of death

murder

details of death

During I World War nurse in German army. During the final Russian winter offensive of 1945 of the II World War — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — marked by numerous gang rapes, beatings and maltreatment of women by Russians soldiers, sought refuge at the house of one of his parishioners. After Russian arrival (nearby Bisztynek Russian captured on 29.10.1945) survived a few Russian visits in search of watches and gold. Finally on 25.02.1945 during another search shot in the head by Russian soldiers. When monstrance was found and he informed the Russians that it was not gold but gilded he was beaten and the shot was fired. One of the Russians stepped onto the chest of lying and bleeding chaplain. Perished after 36 hours of suffering.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BREHM William, CHMIELEWSKI John Paul, FUCHS Godfrey, HUHN Paul, KLEMENT Bernard, KORTENDIECK Theodore, LANGKAU Otto, LINDENBLATT John, LINKA Arthur, LUDWIG Francis, LUNKWITZ Paul, MARQUARDT John, PREUSCHOFF Clement, PROTHMANN Adalbert, RAHMEL Engelbert, SCHIKOWSKI Ulrich, SCHULZ Arthur, SCHWARTZ Paul, SIEGEL Bruno Alexander, STEINKI Joseph, ŚWITALSKI Vladislav Bronislaus, WEICHSEL Bruno, WILKE George, ZIEMETZKI Joachim

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

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:
ekai.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.bisztynek24.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.bisztynek24.pl [access: 2018.05.06], encyklopedia.warmia.mazury.pl [access: 2018.11.18]
original images:
olsztyn.gosc.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.bisztynek24.pl [access: 2018.05.06]

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